Steve Smith retirement news
Steve Smith retirement news: In recent years, Steve Smith has been among Australia’s top players. On Day 2 of the third Test against South Africa, he once again displayed his bat-mastery. He notched a century and surpassed greats like Don Bradman and Michael Clarke to rank fourth among Australian Test cricketers in terms of runs scored.
The 33-year-old, though, might not play for much longer since Smith recently hinted at retirement from all forms of the game in an interview with the press following Day 2 of the match against South Africa. Speaking of Usman Khawaja’s stamina after his 195-run innings against the Proteas, Smith was questioned about continuing to play for Australia in international cricket tournaments.
“I don’t know. We’ll see, said Smith. He added that he was unsure of how long he would last on the cricket field.
“I’m enjoying it at the moment. I really can’t say how long I’ll play for. I’m not sure. Take it one tour at a time. Just enjoy it and enjoy training and trying to get better as well. Whilst I’m doing that I’m happy playing. But I don’t know how long it’ll last.”
Steve Smith to be part of Australia for India series?
The Australian team will be preparing for two important away series this year against India and the Ashes in England. Smith has said that he is unclear of his future. Despite the fact that he will be a crucial member of the Test team.
According to Fox News, Steve Smith may think about leaving the sport after these tours.
Steve Smith passes Sir Don Bradman
Smith passed the legendary Sir Donald Bradman when he scored his 30th Test hundred against South Africa in Sydney during Australia’s final Test of the series.
Smith became just the fourth Australian to reach 30 century mark in test cricket after Ricky Ponting (41), Steve Waugh (32) and Matthew Hayden (30),
He reached the milestone in 190 balls thanks to a brilliant pull shot off South Africa’s Anrich Nortje that sent the ball over the boundary.
Smith also passed the totals of Hayden (8,635 runs), when he moved into the 80s. Then Michael Clarke (8,643), as he is rapidly reaching 9,000 Test runs. He currently trails Steve Waugh, Allan Border, and former captain Ricky Ponting on the list.
Smith was with Usman Khawaja when he started at 54* on Day 1 and hit his fourth consecutive century in Sydney.
The visiting squad, who appeared powerless in the face of both batters’ dependability. The pair scored 209 runs off 377 balls.
Just after reaching his century, Smith was dismissed by Keshav Maharaj as the batsman threw a full delivery from the lower portion of his bat straight into the bowler’s hands.