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Who said what: Cricketing world reacts to teary-eyed Steve Smith's press conference

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Australian Cricket Players Arrive In Sydney
"It was a failure of my leadership"

An emotional Steve Smith addressed the media upon his arrival in Sydney and apologised for his actions. The now-former captain, along with former vice-captain David Warner, has been handed a ban of one year from international and domestic cricket by Cricket Australia. Youngster Cameron Bancroft, who was actually caught tampering the ball on his seniors' 'order', has been banned for nine months.

"It was a failure of my leadership," said the 28-year-old.

"I am deeply sorry, I love the game of cricket, I love kids wanting to play the great game of cricket that I love. Any time you think about making a questionable decision, think about affecting your parents.

"To see the way my old man has been, and my mum, it hurts. I just want to say I'm sorry for the pain I have brought to Australia and the fans and the public," he added.

Here's how the cricketing world reacted on his teary-eyed press conference.

Michael Clarke

Kevin Pietersen

Michael Vaughan

Harsha Bhogle

Mitchell Johnson

Matt Prior

Mohammad Kaif

Aakash Chopra

Rohit Sharma

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