Australia batsman Will Pucovski has not earned his first Baggy Green cap sp far and has found himself succumbing at the doorstep every time he is on the verge of attaining it. On the back of Will Pucovski’s magnificent first-class record, it has put him in the reckoning of the national team. Meanwhile, the 22-year old has revealed his first impression of Steve Smith.
Steve Smith burst into the international scene back in 2010, when he made his Test debut against Pakistan. The former Australian captain came in as a leg-spinner, who could bat slightly better. Steve Smith displayed plenty of quirkiness at the crease and was hardly pleasing to the eye. The 2013-14 Ashes marked the turning point of his career and a year later, he climbed to the top of the ICC Test rankings for batsmen and has stayed at least within top five since. At present, he holds the number one ranking.
Will Pucovski, who was six or seven when watching Steve Smith bat for the first time, recalled his weird technique amongst everything else. The Victorian wondered how he ended up playing for Australia and felt that what he was doing at the crease looked ridiculous.
“I remember Steve Smith was batting at 6 or 7 that day, and he had the weird technique and everything. And I was like how is this bloke playing for Australia like what is he doing? This is ridiculous,” Pucovski told 7cricket.
Will Pucovski’s unfortunate career so far:
Will Pucovski has notably missed out on receiving the Baggy Green numerous times since he opted out due to mental illness and in the upcoming series against India, he was forced out due to concussion. Pucovski suffered a concussion in the first warm-up game against India in Sydney that ruled him out of the first two Tests against them. The right-handed batsman has 1744 runs in 23 Tests at 54.50 alongside six centuries and five fifties.