Steve Smith reveals that he wasn’t sure if he would play the second ODI on Sunday in Sydney against India. Smith says that he had a ‘bad dose of vertigo’ ahead of the game.
Australia once again demolished the Indian bowlers to post a mammoth total of 389/4. After a 142-run opening stand between David Warner and Aaron Finch, Steve Smith recorded his 11th ODI ton – 5th against India. Marnus Labuschagne and Glenn added finishing touch to the innings with their respective fifties.
In reply, the men in blue lost wickets at regular intervals, and the chase never got going. The hosts take an unassailable 2-o lead in the three-match series. Smith bagged his second consecutive Man of the Match award.
I didn’t know if I was playing today: Steve Smith
While the former Aussie skipper is in thunderous form as he has ‘found his hands’, however, Smith almost missed the second ODI as the right-hander was suffering from vertigo on the morning of the game.
After the match, while talking to cricket.com.au, Smith revealed that he wasn’t sure if he would be able to play the game after struggling from vertigo. Smith said that he came in early to have a net session.
“I didn’t know if I was playing today. I had a really bad dose of vertigo this morning and I was struggling until … I came down early to have a hit and a bit of a runaround,” Steve Smith said to cricket.com.au.
The 31-year-old felt better after the team doctor, Leigh Golding treated him by performing an Epley manoeuvre. Steve Smith, who raced to a 62-ball hundred in both the ODIs was happy to participate in the game and end on the winning side. Both the teams will lock horns in a dead rubber on Wednesday in Canberra.
“The doctor, I think he performed six Epley manoeuvres on me this morning and got the crystals out of my ears and I was struggling for a bit. Just pleased to be able to get out here and play another good inning and help the team,” Steve Smith added.