Steve Smith Likely to take a much-needed break after remarkable Ashes
Australian Batsmen Steve Smith carried the burden of scoring in Australia’s runs on his shoulders and helped his team retain the coveted urn after the Ashes ended up in a 2-2 draw. Steve Smith, smashed 774 runs in seven innings with an impressive average of over 110 in a series dominated by bowlers, has described himself as pretty cooked after the series ended at the Oval and is likely to take a much-needed break.
Speaking to reporters after the fifth and final ashes test that England won by 135-runs, Steve Smith said,
I’ve given it my all while I’ve been here for the last four and a half months, but I didn’t have much.” more to offer today.
Smith also said, I was pretty cooked up mentally and physically, and I’m looking forward to a couple of weeks and coming back for the Australian summer.
Smith’s fantastic form in England also restored his place at the top of ICC’s Test batting standings.
It was good reception when I leave, and it would be nice to have a few more runs in my career, Smith says after he was only able to drive 23 runs in the second inning in the fifth Ashes Test.
Many people expected the 30-year-old to struggle to rediscover his form after he returned to one side after the 12-month ban for his role in South Africa’s infamous ball-tampering scandal last year.
However, Smith remains silent on his critics in the first Test itself after breaking a magnificent 144 on the opening day of the first Test at Edgbaston. He said the century in the first Test increased his confidence.
“The first test is always important in a series of ashes and getting the troubled team out gave me the confidence to know I could go back in and perform,” Smith concluded.