Former Aussie skipper Steve Smith roared back to run scoring form as he smashed a brilliant century in the World Cup warm-up clash against arch-rivals England. He was severely booed by the England crowd during yesterday’s clash. However, Smith hasn’t paid any heed to it as his primary job is to score runs for Australia on a consistent basis.
Smith was involved in the infamous ball-tampering scandal last year in March. He was suspended for a year along with David Warner. He is back and will look to make an impact for Australia in the upcoming showpiece event. It won’t be easy for Smith to start right away. He will look to remain consistent all through the tournament and make an impression for the Aussies.
When Steve Smith walked out to bat during the warm-up clash against England at Southampton, the former skipper was booed by the crowd while an England fan chanted ‘Cheat Cheat’. Smith went onto score a sensational century which also turned out to be a match-winning one in the end.
” I heard a few things as I went out to bat, but it didn’t really get to me, I’m kind of just trying to keep my head down and move straight ahead and just do my job. Fortunately today I was able to score a few runs for the team and, more importantly, spend some time in the middle before our first game of the World Cup.”
He further stated that the crowd reception didn’t bother him at all. He was happy with his teammates and the support given from the dressing room.
“It doesn’t bother me, it’s just doing my job and I know that I’ve got the support of my team-mates up on the balcony and that’s the most important thing. If I can make them proud out in the middle and make Australians proud as much as I can tell, that’s my job”