Last Update on: February 19th, 2018 at 04:27 pm
Steven Smith, Australian cricket team skipper looks all set to begin new innings in his life come this September.
The World No.1 Test batsman Smith recently led his country to Ashes victory over England 4-0. He is planning to marry long-time girlfriend and fiancée, Dani Willis in the later quarter of 2018
The couple confirmed the news in an interview to cricket.com.au. Smith was the part of Allan Border Medal ceremony in Melbourne alongside Dani.
The award ceremony recognizes the most outstanding Australian cricketer of the past season. It simultaneously saw Smith walk away with his second Allan Border medal.
“Yes, we are looking around September,” Dani said, while revealing the plan of a marriage.
Smith, though, has a packed schedule this time around. Australia will be travelling to South Africa, England and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to face Pakistan
Moreover, Aussie team is bound to face Zimbabwe besides hosting Bangladesh, South Africa, and India at home.
Interestingly, it would be the 29-year-old Smith with little time to prepare for his marriage. Dani, though, is hopeful of his future husband finding some spare time to turn up on his wedding day. Add to it his Indian Premier League (IPL) duty with Rajasthan Royals, Smith is going to lead the Jaipur-led T20 league outfit.
“Hopefully Steve will be around,” Dani, who is a law student, said with a smile. “Of course, I will have to be around,” Smith responded.
After years of courtship, the couple got engaged in July 2017. The Australian skipper proposed his girlfriend on top of the famous Rockefeller Centre in New York.
Dani maintained yes immediately and the couple had then taken to photo-blogging site Instagram – to announce the news of their engagement.
Steven Smith finished 2017 as the year’s highest run-getter in Tests.
He has an aggregate of 1,305 runs from 11 matches while averaging at 76.76. And he also smashed six centuries.
The batting prodigy Smith’s career average stands at 63.75 at present, making him inferior to only compatriot Donald Bradman in terms of average in cricket history. Bradman averaged 99.94 in his 52- Test long career.
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