Steve Smith scored a blistering century in BBL
Befitting reply given to those who rejected in T20
New Delhi. Australia’s dashing batsman Steve Smith has silenced many people with his one innings in the Big Bash League (BBL). Playing for Sydney Sixers, Smith hit 101 runs in 56 balls. He hit 4 fours and 7 sixes in his innings. During this, his strike rate was 180. This time no team bought Smith in the IPL auction. The franchise believes that he does slow batting. However, Smith not only wants to continue playing T20 but also aspires to open.
Smith, one of the most trusted batsmen of the Australian team, said, starting the innings in T20 cricket is an idol. Once set in the powerplay, the batsmen can play their own shots easily. The former captain quoted ESPNcricinfo as saying, I love batting in the top order. You tell me who would not want to open in T20? This gives you a chance to play the ball from the start. The right-handed batsman said, I opened many times in IPL as well and I enjoyed it. I don’t think much about it. Just go out on the field and bat and try to give my best. I will wait and see what happens in future. This desire of Smith can increase the headache of the selectors regarding team selection.
The base price was 2 crores in the auction.
Steve Smith has opened for Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals in IPL. During this, his strike rate was 138.33. In the league, he has played at number 3 position for the most number of times, where his strike rate was 128.33. This time Smith’s base price in the IPL auction was Rs 2 crore. However, no franchise showed interest in buying him.
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 20, 2023, 18:38 IST