March 29, 2018 17:46 IST

Ball-tampering scandal: Steve Smith breaks down during emotional press conference

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Australian Test cricketer Steve Smith is comforted by his father Peter as he confronts the media at Sydney International Airport on March 29, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were flown back to Australia following investigations into alleged ball tampering in South Africa. Credit: (Photo by Brook Mitchell/Getty Images)
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An emotional Steve Smith, former Australian Test cricketer, confronts the media at Sydney International Airport on March 29, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were flown back to Australia following investigations into alleged ball tampering in South Africa. Credit: (Photo by Brook Mitchell/Getty Images)
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Australian Test cricketer Steve Smith fronts the media at Sydney International Airport on March 29, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. Credit: (Photo by Brook Mitchell/Getty Images)
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Australian cricketer Steve Smith reacts at a press conference at the airport in Sydney on March 29, 2018, after returning from South Africa. Credit: (Photo credit by PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Steve Smith said: "I'm sorry and I'm absolutely devastated. I don't blame anyone. I'm the captain of the Australian team. It's on my watch and I take responsibility for what happened," Credit: (Photo credit by PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)