Gautam Gambhir Defends Steve Smith, Says He Was Just Trying To Win A Match For His Country

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5:53 pm 30 Mar, 2018


Australian cricketer Steve Smith faced the media for the first time since the reports of the ball tampering scandal has come to light. The cricketer cried like a baby while accepting the fault and took all the blame on himself. After an enquiry, it has been decided that all the three cricketers – Smith, Warner, and Bancroft will be paying penalty and facing a ban as well.




Here’s what Steve said while apologizing in the press conference:

“I want to, as captain of the Australian cricket team, I take full responsibility. I made a serious error in judgment. It was a failure of leadership, my leadership. I will do everything I can to make up for my mistake and the damage it’s caused. I know I’ll regret this for the rest of my life. I’m absolutely gutted. I say two things, or three things. Firstly, I’m deeply sorry. I love the game of cricket, I love entertaining young kids, I love kids wanting to play the great game of cricket that I love. The two other things is that, any time you think about making a questionable decision, think about who you’re affecting, you’re affecting your parents. To see the way my old man’s been … it hurts. I just want to say I’m sorry for the pain that I’ve brought to Australia and the fans and the public, it’s devastating and I’m truly sorry.”


Soon a video of Steve Smith’s press conference went viral. People expressed different views on Steve’s tears. Some called it crocodile tears while others cried with him. However, Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir is one of those who are supporting Steve. The cricketer finally broke his silence and expressed his views supporting Steve and asked people not to target his family.



Defending Smith, Gambhir said that he was just being a desperate leader who tried to win a match for his nation. Take a look at his tweets:




Gambhir’s tweet received mixed reactions. Here’s how people reacted to his tweets:








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