Steve Smith: ‘My average is 60…’ Steve Smith got angry at being criticized as an opener in Test, said – I don’t care…

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Steve Smith: ‘My average is 60…’ Steve Smith got angry at being criticized as an opener in Test, said – I don’t care…

New Delhi. Steve Smith has been opening for Australia in Tests since the retirement of David Warner. Smith is constantly being criticized for his performance as an opener. However, he has given a befitting reply to those critics who said that Smith should not open for Australia in Tests.

Steve Smith batted well against West Indies in the Gabba Test after failing in the first three innings of the Test as a replacement for David Warner. However, Australia lost that test by 8 runs. But, Smith scored an unbeaten 91 runs in the second innings of that Test. Smith, who has hit 27 of his 32 Test centuries at No. 3 or No. 4. He insists that he did not think much about his approach to opening and he has now become comfortable as an opener.

Now my average as an opener is 60: Smith
Steve Smith was quoted by the Sydney Morning Herald as saying, "I failed in two or three innings, there were a lot of comments about that – I was not out once and scored low twice. But, now my average as an opener is 60. For me, opening is just a batting position. I have faced the new ball many times for the first time. I am very fond of opening the innings in Tests for the team. If the team feels it is appropriate for me to bat lower, then I am ready. I am ready to do whatever work the team wants."

Smith scored unbeaten 91 runs in Gabba Test
Smith recently returned unbeaten while opening the Gabba Test against West Indies. He became the first Australian batsman to do so since David Warner in 2011. He was the only batsman in the Gabba Test who faced Shamar Joseph boldly. Joseph took 7 wickets for 68 runs in the second innings of that test. Thanks to Shamar’s stormy bowling, West Indies won the Test in Australia for the first time since 1997.

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