Australian skipper Steve Smith played another gem of an innings to snatch away a victory from the hands of the visitors. Notably, Australia regained the Ashes urn beating England 3-0 at Perth. In a chat after the match, Smith revealed that he doesn’t like watching cricket on television.
Smith’s 23rd Test hundred and a dead MCG deck frustrated England in their bid to win their first Test in this series. Only Don Bradman and Garfield Sobers have reached 23 Test tons in a shorter space of time as Smith.
When asked about the key to maintaining concentration, Smith made a surprising revelation.
“I don’t know the answer to that, to be honest with you. From my experience, I just want to be out there batting. I don’t actually like watching cricket that much and I prefer to be out there batting and getting the job done. I think that’s part of it,” Smith told a media conference.
Further, Smith also expressed his dissatisfaction over the MCG pitch.
“I think it just needs to do something. It hasn’t changed over five days and if we were playing for the next couple of days, it probably wouldn’t change either,” he stated.
The 28-year-old Smith rated the Adelaide pitch as the best in the country.
“You’ve just got to find something in it. There’s absolutely nothing in it for the bowlers. They have to work their backsides off, you’d just like to see something in it for them,” the run-machine Smith signed off.