Steve Smith retorted to former Australia captain Ian Chappell after the latter accused Smith of undermining present skipper Tim Paine. Ian Chappell on Monday had expressed his displeasure over Steve Smith’s actions. The 30-year-old was seen making field adjustments in the course of the second Test towards Pakistan in Adelaide. Steve Smith, in his defense, mentioned that his most important task was to guarantee that Australia as a crew did nicely.
Steve Smith responds to Ian Chappell
“I only try and help Tim as much as I can,” Steve Smith was quoted as saying. “He’s (Tim Paine) doing a terrific job, but I give him suggestions and things like that. I only want the team to do well. I’m certainly not undermining him,” Smith added.
The number one ranked Test batsman failed to weave his magic as Australia’s top three did the bulk of scoring against Pakistan in the recently concluded Test series.
“I always hate not being out there but great to see boys play so well and set us up for two great victories,” Smith said.
On Monday, Australia accomplished its sixth consecutive Day-Night Test victory. David Warner was the standout performer with the bat, scoring 489 runs in two innings.