The 29-year old Australian who had broken down in tears for the ball-tampering incident in March said that, "The scandal was not on his mind during his first game back".
The former opener, who is now playing in Global T20 league, also dismissed the suggestions that he should not be allowed to make a comeback to cricket.
"There's been times where I've felt really sad, there's been times where I've felt really angry", Bancroft said. Can't sit at home and dwell on the past, you've got to move forward, and I felt this was a great opportunity to get out there, play cricket and be happy. I was excited about the chance to come here and play, and to do what we love.
"I feel like I've stepped closer to coming out of that and moving on with my life and also with my cricketing career too". If people hang in the hotel, they'll see us hanging out with each other and stuff.
Smith amassed 687 runs at an incredible average of 137.4 during Australia's 4-0 Ashes victory last winter and he admitted his efforts had taken their toll leading up to the ball-tampering row.
He says Smith's had time to reflect on things and is a bloody good bloke and has been helpful for the team.
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"I speak to them quite regularly, at least every week".
"I'm extremely grateful for cricket and what it's brought me; the game owes me nothing". It's tough on the road, all three forms, but a lot of time in this next eight or nine months to ponder and think about what my future holds.
"I guess as hard as it would seem to connect how learning Spanish links in to playing cricket for Australia again, they're all little stepping stones to me achieving that dream". While Smith slammed a half-century upon his return, Warner couldn't do much and fell cheaply.
Plating the match in front of a sparse crowd in a sleepy, rural town north of Toronto, Smith managed to score 41-ball innings of 61 which included eight fours and a six.
"Critics will be critics and that's why they're behind the keyboard, so we'll move forward and try to ignore that", he said.
"I understand the rulings that happened at Cricket Australia, the 12-month bans and all the stipulations they put around that".