Australian Cricket Team skipper, Steven Smith in an exclusive interview recently revealed the incident when Kevin Pietersen sledged him.

Meanwhile, Smith is currently in South Africa leading the team in a four-match Test series. The visitors are in control of the game and is likely to go 1-0 up in the series after taking a first-innings lead of 189 runs.

Meanwhile, Smith, who started his career as a leg-spinner has come a long way to become one of the best batsmen in the world. He scored tons of runs and led his team to a successful Ashes campaign as well.

Nevertheless, the cricketer has made headlines on several occasions owing to controversies, both on and off the field. Further, the Ashes series is known for its intense battle between England and Australia on and off the field.

Most recently, Smith while talking to Rajasthan Royals official website revealed his rivalry with Kevin Pietersen during the Ashes.

Kevin Pietersen hails strong England unit after 2-0 lead over Australia
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Pietersen’s taunt as Smith:

Smith revealed during one of the Ashes campaigns, England cricketer Pietersen called him a ‘club cricketer.’ However, Smith feels he has proved him wrong a little bit.

Too much sledging, not sure about the best part, Kevin Pietersen called me a club cricketer a few times during the Ashes, and I guess I proved him wrong a little bit,” Smith said in the interview.

Further, Smith also talked his childhood ambitions and how he took up cricket.

I guess something people may not know about me is that I used to play tennis when I was younger. I kind of wanted to be a tennis player when I was younger as well, but chose the path of cricket that worked out very well” Smith added.

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The unorthodox batsmen also revealed his childhood cricketing idol during the chat.

The most inspiring person for me to play cricket when I was younger was Mark Waugh. The way he went about his business was so elegant with everything he did” he concluded.

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