Steve Smith spills the beans on his success in Test Cricket
One might argue that Virat Kohli is the best player in the world presently, but there is no denying the fact Steve Smith is the best in Test cricket. The Australian captain recently revealed the secret of his success in the purest format of the game.
Smith disclosed that he takes a leaf out of the books of some of the best players around the globe. Smith takes notes from the likes of Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, and AB de Villiers, and tries to incorporate their technique in his own game.
With the Bradmanesque number Smith possess, it is only fair to say that the best in the world have been receiving a dose of their own medicine from the unorthodox batsman.
“Sometimes, I look at some of the best players around the globe and do try to play like them. Actually, a few years ago, I tried to bat like Kane Williamson, to play the ball really late,” claimed Steve Smith during his interview with Cricket Network.
“I look at different people, the way they play, or what works for them and sometimes incorporate that into my game as well,” mentioned Smith while admiring the Kiwi’s technique of playing the ball late.
From AB de Villiers
Over the years, Smudge bamboozled many bowlers with his distinct technique of coming in back in and across, showing his leg stump. Smith unveiled that it is nothing but an exaggeration of AB de Villiers technique to cope up with the moving ball.
“I’ve copied a bit of what AB de Villiers does. The way he sort of goes back in and across, opens himself up. Whenever the ball is reversing, I adopt this strategy while setting myself up in a similar way,” further explained the 28-year-old.
From Virat Kohli
Unlike his predecessors, Smith is exceptionally consistent even in the sub-continent while dealing with spin. The New South Welshman stated that he copies a bit of Virat Kohli while playing spin.
“A little bit of Virat, the way he plays spin and gets the hands through the ball to the off side. Probably learnt a bit out of that. I just try and learn. These guys are the best players in the word for a reason. So you try to get whatever you can out of them,” concluded Steve Smith while tagging the aforementioned players as the best in the world.
Here’s the interview:
Steve Smith told us which rival players he has looked to replicate
Gepostet von Cricket Network am Mittwoch, 21. Februar 2018