Australia star Steve Smith has been quite active on social media in recent days due to the ample time he has at his disposal because of the coronavirus pandemic. On Sunday, he held yet another question-answer session on Instagram.
As expected, he was bombarded with a huge number of questions by his fans and he answered most of them. The questions ranged from his personal and professional life. One of the questions was to name the bowler he finds difficult to face. Widely regarded as the best Test batsman in the world at present, Steve Smith has faced a plethora of world class pacers.
The former Australia captain has also dominated most of them. During his illustrious career so far, he has faced the likes of Kagiso Rabada, Trent Boult, James Anderson, Dale Steyn, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravichandran Ashwin and several other big names. But Steve Smith considers Australia’s Mohammad Amir as the bowler who he finds difficult to face.
“Mohammad Amir, I think is the most skillful I’ve faced, wrote Steve Smith.
Here is the answer from Steve Smith:
Amir has indeed caused a lot of problems for many batsmen over the years although he has looked out of form in recent months. He has not really as per expectations since starring in Pakistan’s historic 2017 Champions Trophy final. The pacer sensationally retired from Tests last year just before the challenging tour of Australia.
Soon he was dropped from the T20I side too after he managed just 1 wicket in three T20Is in Australia. He was not a part of the T20I side for Pakistan’s home series against Bangladesh. Recently, Pakistan Cricket Board also dropped him from the Central Contracts’ list. Earlier this week, the left-arm pacer opted out of Pakistan’s tour of England in order to be with his pregnant wife.
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