Considered as one of the best batters of the modern era, Australia’s Steve Smith forms a part of the Fab Four of cricket. The other members of the Fab Four include Indian skipper Virat Kohli, Ne Zealand captain Kane Williamson and England Test skipper Joe Root.
Smith had an unconventional start to his cricket career as his unorthodox batting technique raised a lot of eyebrows in the cricket fraternity. However, his sheer hard work, dedication, and consistency helped him defy all the odds and reach the top. Since his debut for Australia in 2010, Smith has had some astonishing numbers to his name.
The 32-year-old has so far featured in 77 Test matches and 128 One Day Internationals scoring 7540 and 4378 runs respectively at an average of 61.8 and 43.3. Steve Smith has also made as many as 45 appearances in the shortest format of the game scoring 794 runs at an average of 27.4 and a strike rate of 129.5.
Steve Smith’s wife Dani Willis
The right-hander’s career hit the rock bottom in 2018 as he was found guilty in the ball-tampering scandal. The incident had a major impact on the cricketer’s career as he was stripped of his responsibility as the skipper of the Australian team. Adding to the misery, he was also handed a one-year ban from all formats.
Meanwhile, the only good thing that happened to Steve Smith in 2018 has to be his wife Dani Willis. The couple got married in September 2018 in a small gathering comprising their friends and family. Dani has studied law and has also represented Australia in water polo in the past.
The couple met each other for the first time in 2011 in a bar and haven’t stopped talking since then. They enjoy a blissful courtship period before finally deciding to make things officials in 2018.