Second century within a month and a half. Surpassed Don Bradman. Most Test centuries and excellent records among batsmen of the current era. Australia’s legendary batsman did so much in a single day steve smith gave his fans a chance to cheer but at the end of the day, Smith said something that shocked everyone and raised questions whether Smith will soon retire! On the second day of the Sydney Test, Steve Smith has indicated that he may not play international cricket for a long time.
On Thursday 5 January at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Steve Smith scored the 30th century of his Test career. This is Smith’s second in the ongoing Test series against South Africa, while it is his second century since November last year. Earlier, he had scored a double century against the West Indies. After the century in Sydney, Smith went past Bradman’s 29 centuries, while becoming Australia’s fourth most successful batsman.
‘How long will I play, don’t know’
After achieving so much in Test cricket at the age of just 33, it seems that Steve Smith will break all the records of Test cricket, but the veteran batsman has now indicated that he may not play cricket for a long time. After the end of the second day’s play, Smith was asked if he would play Test cricket in Australia in the future, Smith said,
“Don’t know. will see. At the moment I am enjoying this time. I can’t say at all how long I will play. I’m not certain.”
Smith said that he is currently focusing on only one series at a time and is trying to get better. He said, “As long as I am doing this, I am happy playing. But I don’t know how long this will last.”
Smith will play in India tour and Ashes!
The veteran right-handed batsman scored 104 runs in Australia’s first innings on the second day of the Sydney Test. This was his 30th Test century, which is the highest among active batsmen. However, it is certain that even if Smith retires, it is not going to happen in the next few months. After the current Test series, Steve Smith will visit India, where there will be a four-match Test series. After this, in June, the Australian team will visit England for the Ashes series, which Smith would not like to miss under any circumstances.
Will Warner and Smith go together?
Recently, Australian veteran batsman David Warner has also indicated his retirement. Warner had said two days ago that he would try his hand at commentary if given a chance in the next 10-12 months and then take a decision on his career. If Warner and Smith retire together, it will be very difficult for Australia to recover from it.
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