STEVE SMITH AUSTRALIA:-
Australian batting maestro and former captain Steve Smith said that there are two big mountains that he wants to climb during his career is Beating arch-rivals England in their own backyard and winning a Test series in India.
Australia recently won the Ashes in England last year but the defeat in the last Test at The Oval still bothers Steve Smith, Steve Smith was the star of the series with 774 runs at an average of 110.57 from four Tests.
The modern great(Steve Smith) had scored three centuries in four-Test matches in India in 2017 but still unable to help Australia to win the series in India and ended up losing 1-2 against India Cricket team.
Cricket.com.au quoted Smith as saying “They’re the two big mountains to climb and if you can do that, it would be pretty special. Hopefully, I get another crack at it, we’ll see how we go,”
“I’m getting a bit old now. You never know how long I’ve got left, and you never know what the future holds. But it’s certainly something to strive for, that’s for sure.”
Smith further added: “To know that we’d got the Ashes back was pretty special. Unfortunately, we couldn’t win them which is something I’d still like to do.
“It just doesn’t feel the same — you get to the end of the series and we’re there holding up the Ashes but we’d just lost the last Test match, and we actually hadn’t won anything.
“It was cool to get them back, but I was actually more disappointed that we hadn’t won them.”
“From my personal perspective, I think it’s unfinished business. It’s great to retain the Ashes but it just doesn’t sit right with me when you don’t win it. We drew the series— good, but not great.
He added “So I probably left at the end of the fifth Test feeling more disappointed than a sense of achievement,”
Smith had suffered a concussion during the second test which was held at Lord’s, it was being hit on his neck after a deadly delivery from England pacer Jofra Archer.
Smith was ruled out of the remaining matches and due to the fact he had to miss the third Test against England.
Smith returned to score impressive 211 in the fourth Test at Old Trafford.
He added”I’ve seen it a few times. It’s not hard to watch. I’ve looked back at the knock a few times, and I just count myself lucky at times to have been able to get up from it and to only have a concussion,”
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