Disgraced Australian cricket captain Steve Smith has said sorry to a nine-year-old fan who was distraught to see his hero embroiled in the ball tampering scandal.
Steve Smith was completely heartbroken in the press conference which must have surely brought tears to anyone’s eyes. The 9-year-old Darcy, the son of Nine Network’s news presenter Deborah Knight, was no different to it as he was disconsolate after watching him cry helplessly. Deborah had taken to Twitter to express her sentiments after she took 20 minutes to console his crying child.
Here’s the tweet of Deborah Knight:
Just spent 20 minutes consoling my crying 9 year old who is a major Steve Smith fan after he watched the press conference. Encouraging him and all kids to write Steve a letter telling him how much you love and admire him.
— deborah knight (@deborah_knight) March 29, 2018
However, when Smith got to know about the same, he texted Deborah Knight and personally apologised to her son after which she was highly impressed of the cricketer. Deborah Knight, said she was “surprised and humbled” when the sports star apologised to her son.
“Could you please apologise personally to your son for me. Sorry that I made him upset also,” he texted her.
Here’s what Smith texted her:
This gesture from Smith surely is a heart-winning one and will surely melt a lot of hearts once again.
Ms Knight wrote back: “Thanks you so much for making contact Steve. My son wants you to know he admires you even more than he did.”
Sharing a screenshot of the exchange on Twitter, Ms Knight tweeted: “Surprised and humbled that @stevesmith49 has taken time to contact my son directly to personally apologise for making him so upset.
Surprised and humbled that @stevesmith49 has taken time to contact my son directly to personally apologise for making him so upset. He’s told Darcy that he’s glad he his support.
— deborah knight (@deborah_knight) March 30, 2018
Smith has been banned along with batsman David Warner, 31, and Cameron Bancroft, 25, by Cricket Australia after it emerged ball tampering took place in the third Test against South Africa.