Steve Smith Names His Cricketing Idol

Steve Smith Names His Cricketing Idol

Steve Smith. Credit: Getty

Steve Smith, on Sunday, decided to give some time to his fans with a Q&A session on Instagram. He was poured in with various questions about cricket which he addressed. In a pandemic situation, it is however, still not known when the finest Test batsman Steve Smith will be seen in action again.

Steve Smith is among the finest cricketers of modern-era. After serving his ban for the sandpaper gate, Steve Smith showed he has not lost touch, as he reclaimed his top Test ranking by dethroning Virat Kohli. His batting average in Test cricket tells a lot himself. Smith has been compared to the likes of great Don Bradman and continues to prove himself even after all the hard time.

Steve Smith Names His Cricketing Idol
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Steve Smith: Loved Watching Mark Waugh Play

Mark Waugh was one of the most elegant stroke-makers in cricketing history. Mark had gifted ability to play a number of shots elegantly. He would cut, drive and pull effortlessly to leave the bowlers in dismay.

It was his brilliance with his bat that made his success inevitable. Mark, however, spent most of his career under the shadow of his brother Steve. He grew up the ranks while playing for New South Wales, where he hogged the limelight for clinching the Sheffield Shield player of the year award twice around the 1980s, for his excellence as a middle-order batsman.

Mark Waugh
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When asked, to name his cricket idol, by one the fans on Instagram, Steve Smith said, “loved watching Mark Waugh play”, though he did not confirm if the Australian legend was his idol.
Steve Smith Names His Cricketing Idol
Mark began his international career on a poor note before the tour of the West Indies where he scored an unbeaten 103 and earned praise from Viv Richards. He did not make it to the Test squad for quite some time initially but was picked up in the ODI format. He retired with over 16000 runs in international cricket. He had an average of over 41 in Tests and nearly 40 in the ODIs.