Star Australia batsman Steve Smith has spent his time away from cricket for a while now, healing from his elbow injury. Steve Smith did not participate in Australia’s limited-overs fixtures in the West Indies and Bangladesh due to an elbow injury. But the 32-year old remains keen to see cricket being part of the Olympics in the near future.
The world has closely followed the Tokyo Olympics this year as various athletes have shone in different sports. The United States has topped the gold medal table, accumulating 39, followed by China with 38. Steve Smith has constantly cheered Australia in the Olympics as well and it ended with 17 of them. Hence, he echoed many cricketers’ wish of witnessing cricket in the Olympics.
Recently, former Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene opined that the new format of The Hundred could be part of the Olympics. Jayawardene revealed that the T20 and T10 version remains under discussion and feels The Hundred could join it too. He feels that the version is a compact one and could end in a couple of hours. In fact, cricket could be part of the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles or the 2032 edition in Brisbane.
It’s a shorter game and it’ll be outstanding: Steve Smith
When asked by a fan on Instagram about his thoughts on cricket as an Olympic sport, Steve Smith stated he would love to see it. The seasoned Test batsman believes T10 could be part of it as it is a condensed format; hence, it would be good to see.
“I’d love to see cricket in the Olympics, maybe like a T10 or something. It’s a shorter game and it’ll be outstanding,” Smith stated on Instagram.