Smith, who led the Rajasthan Royals in the past two seasons, was released by the Jaipur-based franchise ahead of the IPL 2021 auction.
The champion batsman was subsequently picked by the Ricky Ponting-led Delhi Capitals in the auction albeit at a meager sum of Rs 2.2 Crore.
In a video released by the Delhi Capitals on their official Twitter handle, Steve Smith said that he is looking forward to making a whole host of new memories with the franchise besides doing his best to lead them to an elusive IPL title.
The Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals had a brilliant IPL 2020 as they made their way into the summit clash for the first time in franchise history.
But, as good as they were, Mumbai Indians proved to be too good for them as the Rohit Sharma-led unit romped home with the IPL title yet again.
“I am really excited about joining the team this year. I think the squad has a great set of players and has a great coach and I look forward to getting over there and creating some amazing memories, and hopefully, help the team go one better than last year. Can’t wait guys,” Steve Smith said.
As far as Steve Smith’s performance in IPL 2020 is concerned, the former Aussie captain, just like his former franchise, started off brilliantly by smashing consecutive half-centuries before eventually falling apart.
In 14 games, Steve Smith managed a mere 311 runs at an average of 25.91 and a strike-rate of 131.22. Even as a leader, Smith failed to impress with his on-field tactics and team-selection as his side finished with the wooden spoon.