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Steve Smith deserves second chance : Former Australian Cricketer


Eyebrows were raised when Steve Smith was promoted to the Australian vice-captaincy in the tests. Such is the irony that Tim Paine, who was appointed the skipper during the Sandpaper controversy, was made to step down from captaincy owing to his ‘sexting’ scandal.

Shane Warne was of the opinion that there was no point in considering both Warner and Smith for the captaincy role and if Smith is allowed to return in the leadership role, then Warner too should be, citing the fact that the left-hander has one of the best cricketing brains in the current Australian lineup.

Former Australian batter and now a commentator on Sen, Chris Rogers has opined that the likes of Steve Smith deserve a second chance (to return to leadership role). “I think everyone deserves a second chance,” Rogers said on SEN

Steve Smith understands captaincy a lot better : Chris Rogers

Warner was handed a lifelong punishment for not serving Australia in any leadership capacity, whereas for Steve Smith it was 1 year. Both made a return to the Australian setup in 2019 after serving a one-year ban.

“We’ve all made mistakes…and you learn from them. “He (Smith) has grown up a lot and he understands (the captaincy) a lot better.” Steve Smith was brought back to a captaincy in the wake-up of the Pat Cummins Covid scare. The Australian captain dined at a steakhouse in the vicinity of an individual who turned out Covid Positive.

Smith couldn’t have done a better job while captaining as he made all sorts of right decisions. From putting Mitchell Starc at Short mid-on to grab Haseeb Hameed, bowling Nathan Lyon and Cameron Green to trouble the batsman, to bringing in Starc at the right time to pick up Dawid Malan, Smith was heaped praises for his captaincy in the commentary box. Also, not to forget that Smith scored 93 in his first innings which propelled the Australian 1st innings to a huge score of 473 for nine.

Pat Cummins is available for the Boxing day test match in Melbourne which will start on 26th December. The Australian captain was let off from completing his isolation period on the third day and was allowed to return to his Sydney home via a single private chartered flight.

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