Steven Smith broke down during his press conference in Sydney where he apologised for his actions during the third Test against South Africa.

This was the first press conference for Steve Smith after he was banned by Cricket Australia for one year after founding guilty in Ball Tampering.

In his press conference he apologized and asked for forgiveness.

“To all of my teammates, to fans of cricket all over the world and to all Australians who are disappointed and angry. I’m sorry,” Smith said. “I take full responsibility … There was a failure of leadership, of my leadership. I’ll do everything I can to make up for my mistake and the damage it’s caused.”

He could not keep control on his emotions and broke down a number of times during the press conference.

Here is how Twitter reacted on seeing the former Australian captain in tears: