Banned Smith ready to 'get back into it'

Former Australia captain Steve Smith is determined to repair his reputation after coming to terms with his ball-tampering ban.

Former Australia captain Steve Smith   -  Getty Images

Steve Smith is ready to "get back into it" after returning to Australia but knows he has "a lot to do" to earn back the trust of the public following the ball-tampering scandal.

Former Australia captain Smith was given a one-year ban for his part in the Newlands fiasco and broke down in tears when he faced the media in March.

The top-ranked Test batsman expressed his gratitude for the backing he has received as he attempts to repair his reputation. 

Smith posted a picture of himself with his fiancee Dani Willis and his dog on Instagram and wrote: "It’s great to be back home in Australia.

"I have had some time away to come to terms with everything and now it's time to get back into it.

"The amount of emails and letters I have received has been incredible and I have been extremely humbled by the enormous amount of support you have given me. I now have a lot to do to earn back your trust.

"To my Mum, Dad and Dani you have been my rock through this and I can't thank you enough. Family is the most important thing in the world and I thank you for your love and support."

Newly appointed Australia coach Justin Langer on Thursday stated that he would happily welcome back Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft once their suspensions end.