Australia: Revealed: Steve Smith stopped two teenage boys from killing themselves by sharing the torment he suffered following the infamous ball-tampering scandal - - PressFrom - Australia
  •   
  •   

Australia Revealed: Steve Smith stopped two teenage boys from killing themselves by sharing the torment he suffered following the infamous ball-tampering scandal

18:56  15 november  2019
18:56  15 november  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Smith gobsmacked by T20 award

  Smith gobsmacked by T20 award Australia will finish the year unbeaten in T20 internationals in a highly-promising sign ahead of hosting the World Cup next year.Speaking after the win, Smith was stunned to have earned the Player of the Series award with just one knock at the crease.

Cricketer Steve Smith has revealed how he stopped two teenage boys from taking their lives by sharing the torment he suffered following the ball - tampering scandal . But two hours after sharing the story of how his life had fallen apart, he was told two boys had confessed to staff

2018 Australian ball - tampering scandal . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jump to navigation Jump to search. Steve Smith (left) and Although he was found not to have been directly involved, Australia's coach, Darren Lehmann, announced he would step down from his role following the

Video provided by Today

Cricketer Steve Smith has revealed how he stopped two teenage boys from taking their lives by sharing the torment he suffered following the ball-tampering scandal.  

Steve Smith et al. standing in front of a building: Steve Smith poses with his wife Dani Willis (both pictured) at their engagement party in October 2017- five months before the Sandpaper gate scandal © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Steve Smith poses with his wife Dani Willis (both pictured) at their engagement party in October 2017- five months before the Sandpaper gate scandal Smith attended a state high school in Sydney's suburbs with Gus Worland and his Gotcha4life suicide prevention charity a few weeks after he was banned from cricket in March 2018.

Steve Smith left stunned after being given out caught behind in Sheffield Shield match

  Steve Smith left stunned after being given out caught behind in Sheffield Shield match The Blues star wasn't happy with this decision.We all know that.

Steve Smith broke down in tears as he apologised for the cheating storm engulfing cricketCredit: EPA. Blubbering Smith , who struggled to speak when overcome with emotion, apologised to his mum and dad Peter - who stood behind him with his hand on his shoulder - as well as the nation as a whole.

Steve Smith and David Warner have stepped down after ball - tampering scandal . Smith admitted premeditated plan for Cameron Bancroft to manipulate the ball. In Smith 's press conference, the captain said both his and the team's reputation had been brought in to question following the incident.

But two hours after sharing the story of how his life had fallen apart, he was told two boys had confessed to staff separately that they both had planned to take their lives that weekend.

'I was actually driving and I had to pull over and just take a minute to digest what had been said,' Smith told the Daily Telegraph.

'Gus gave me a call and said, ''off the back of your chat, two kids have gone into the office and want to get help''.’  

Pictures: Australia’s best cricketers

The former Australian Cricket team captain had told the teenagers how he spent days crying when was removed from his position last year for his involvement in the ball-tampering scandal in 2018.  

The batsman - along with teammates Cameron Bancroft and David Warner - were punished with temporary bans for their involvement. 

During his school visit he told the teenagers how he how he managed to pull himself up from rockbottom.

The boys' families were unaware of the issues they were facing until Smith's school appearance.

Smith has now been to 25 schools to share his story. 

Steve Smith et al. posing for the camera: Smith told the teenagers how he could not stop crying for the first few days after the sandpapergate scandal in South Africa © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Smith told the teenagers how he could not stop crying for the first few days after the sandpapergate scandal in South Africa

Since then, many boys have stepped forward to talk about their struggles - including one boy that was able to tell his father he is homosexual, another that was not coping with the pressure of private school, and others who were being bullied.

The Australian athlete said he is grateful that the incident led him to where he is now and that he is able to positively influence the lives of others.

'It’s helped me grow up a bit and grow as a person,' he said.  

Six males between the ages of 15 and 44 take their own lives every day. 

The revelation comes two weeks after Smith's wife Dani Willis revealed that the couple went through a rough patch following sandpapergate. 

If you or anyone you know needs help, call Lifeline on 13 11 14, Beyondblue on 1300 22 4636, or Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800.


The REAL story behind the worst delivery in cricket history: How former PM John Howard was the victim of 'ball tampering' before his infamous bowling in Pakistan .
The former prime minister memorably threw the ball directly at his own feet in front of local children and the Australian military during a visit to earthquake-ravaged Pakistan in 2005. Speaking at an event last week, the self-professed cricket tragic told of how his sporting faux-pas was the 'biggest mistake' of his career.Howard - whose first and third attempts bounced barely in front of him and second effort was well wide of the stumps - was quick to take ownership at the Sydney Cricket Ground gala of his shoddy bowling.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
usr: 5
This is interesting!