Cape Town - Former Proteas skipper Graeme Smith has hit back at reports that he mistakenly informed Morgan Deane of their divorce on Sunday.
A Sunday Times report claims that Smith’s ex-wife, Morgan Deane, received a text message from the former Test captain which was initially intended for his lawyer.
The text message supposedly specified Smith's intentions to end the marriage after initially denying this to Deane when she allegedly confronted him about it.
The newspaper article further reports that friends close to Deane have claimed that Smith had a penchant for the limelight, finds her boring and says she is a nag when she asks him to spend time with his family.
However, Smith has since released a statement to dispel these reports.
"It is disappointing that certain segments of the media have chosen to publish speculation and accusations as regards the means and manner of our marriage breakdown," the statement read.
"Naturally it is tempting to respond, however other than to deny the accusations that have been published, I have chosen not to comment.
"Hopefully people will respect that.
"My intention remains to act with dignity and respect throughout this process for the wellbeing of my children and my family."
Smith announced his divorce to Deane last month, after marrying Deane in Cape Town in August 2011.
Their daughter, Cadence Christine Smith, was born on July 25 2012.
A year later, the Smith's welcomed a boy, Carter McMorrin Smith, on July 15, 2013.