Steve Smith does not want to be Australia’s full-time skipper again

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Former Australia skipper, Steve Smith has stated that he doesn’t want to become Australia’s full-time skipper again.

Australia, under the leadership of interim captain, Smith, beat India in the third Test at Indore.

After Pat Cummins had to rush home because of family problems, Smith was named skipper for the third Test.

Now, Australia is 1-2 in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy while India has successfully retained the trophy after winning the first two Tests.

Previously, Smith captained Australia from 2014 to 2018 before he was found guilty in the sandpaper scandal in South Africa.

Therefore, he is now Cummins’ deputy in Tests and has led the side three times in his absence.

On the other hand, Smith has also mentioned his love affair on captaining in India but has no desire to be a full-time skipper.

Says Smith,

My time as captain is done. It’s Pat’s team now. I’ve obviously been able to stand in this week, obviously in tough circumstances with Patty going home. Our thoughts are still with him back home. But India is a part of the world I love captaining, it’s probably my favourite place in the world to captain.

India must win the fourth Test to seal a spot in the WTC final

Meanwhile, the route for India to qualify hangs in the balance as they now need to win the 4th and final Test at all costs to secure a place in the final.

Regular skipper, Pat Cummins will most likely be back in India for the final Test at Ahmedabad.

Additionally, India’s chances of getting through are also dependent on the results of the Test series between Sri Lanka and New Zealand.

Meanwhile, interim skipper, Smith did not let his side down and captained well to get them a nine-wicket victory in the third Test.

Nathan Lyon and Matt Kuhnemann were the stars with the ball as they dismantled the Indian side completely.

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