Former Australian skipper Steven Smith made a solid comeback into competitive cricket when he turned out to play for Toronto Nationals in the Global T20 Canada League.
Moreover, this was the first time that Smith was returning back to action after the ball-tampering controversy.
In fact, Smith made a fine 61 off just 41 balls against Vancouver Knights. Thus, Smith was instrumental in the six-wicket win of the Toronto Nationals in the opening match of the maiden season.
The right-handed batsman’s knock included eight boundaries and one maximum as he was able to hit the ground running with his performance.
Smith made a fine comeback:
Anton Devcich blistering 92 off just 44 balls helped the Darren Sammy led-team in chasing the gargantuan target of 228 runs.
New Zealand batsman Devcich put together an alliance of 91 runs with Steven Smith. Batting first, Vancouver Knights were able to put a massive score of 227 runs on the board.
Explosive batsman Evin Lewis scored a fine 96 off just 55 balls. The Windies southpaw batsman’s knock included five fours and ten maximums. Andre Russell gave the finishing touches as he scored a brisk 54 off just 20 balls.
Meanwhile, it was great to note Steven Smith returning to action. The former Aussie skipper made a mistake and he has accepted his errors.
Smith has gone through a lot in the last couple of months since Cape Town Test. Thus, it was a valiant effort on his part to straightway find his touch in the Canada T20 League.
Meanwhile, Toronto Nationals skipper Darren Sammy scored a brisk 22 off just 10 balls to give the finishing touches to the match. But, the franchise will look to continue with their good form.
In fact, Smith will also like to be amongst the runs as he would like to straightway walk into the Australian side ahead of the World Cup.
Also, here is Twitter Reacted to Steven Smith successful comeback.
— Rashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) June 28, 2018
— Sphurthy Kim (@TeAmoTae_) June 28, 2018
@stevesmith49 returns to the action with a glorious innings …
— Praneeth Kumar (@ImgillyPraneeth) June 29, 2018
So after spending 6 hours at the airport, two of those in the middle seat on a plane, I'm still in Melbourne. Flight cancelled. I guess I can take the opportunity to go and have a quiet #stevesmith somewhere in the city. IN BETWEEN THESIS WRITING OF COURSE.
— Georgina Hibberd (@georgh) June 29, 2018
— Muhammad Noman (@Noman2294) June 29, 2018
The man still has it #stevesmith
— jarryd-28 (@jarrydfurnell) June 28, 2018
— Aslam Malik (@bajrangi_Aslam) June 29, 2018
— Oggy 😀 (@SirOggyBilla) June 28, 2018
I'm soooo happy to see Steve Smith back. 😁#SteveSmith
— Varun Narasimhan (@varun_naras95) June 29, 2018
#Stevesmith is not fit for T20 and he is banned from playing cricket. Whats wrong with Global T20 cricket?
— Shah (@yourbhaisyed) June 28, 2018