‘My performance in the Edgbaston Ashes Test in 2019 is my favorite’ – Steve Smith

‘My performance in the Edgbaston Ashes Test in 2019 is my favorite’ – Steve Smith
Steve Smith

Australian cricketer Steve Smith opened his Instagram account to questions from fans today which led to several interesting questions being asked and answered. Smith is currently training for India’s tour of Australia which is scheduled to begin from November 27 with an ODI. There will be two more ODIs which will be followed by 3 T20Is and 4 Tests.

A lot of talk about the Test series has revolved around Smith as he is the key and arguably Australia’s most important batsman. There has been talk of employing short-pitched deliveries to stifle him. There has also been talk of bowling consistently outside the off stump to him. Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar spoke on Monday and advised bowlers to bowl between the fourth and fifth stump (imaginary) to Smith. It remains to be seen what tactic the Indian pacers will employ against the Australian batting ace.

‘Century in WC semi-final versus India is my favorite knock at SCG’

Steve Smith during the WC Semi-Final against India in 2015

Opening his Instagram to questions, Smith received a plethora of questions. The right-handed batsman answered a few of those. When quizzed as to what his most memorable performance is, Smith pointed to the Edgbaston Ashes Test in 2019. Smith had scored two centuries in the aforesaid Test, both at brisk strike-rate to lead Australia to a crushing win over England.

When asked as to what his most favorite knock at the SCG was, Smith was quick to answer that it was the match-winning century against India at the 2015 World Cup. Other questions included his hobbies to which Smith answered, “Guitar, drone flying, netflix and chill, running.” He also let the world know that his favorite mobile game was ‘Snake’.

During the session, Smith expressed his admiration for Pakistani captain Babar Azam, stating that he likes to watch him bat. Curtly Ambrose was the answer when he was asked as to which past bowler he would love to face. Before he signed off, Smith cheekily responded to a question on how to play a 150 kmph yorker saying, “Hopefully with your bat.”

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