Former Australia captain and middle-order batter, Steve Smith has downplayed talks about his retirement from Test cricket.
On 5th January, Smith surpassed Sir Don Bradman as he hit his 30th Test century. Sir Don Bradman had hit 29 career centuries in Test cricket.
Additionally, Smith has also moved past the likes of Matthew Hayden and Michael Clarke in the list of most runs scored by Australian batters in Test cricket.
During the rain delay in Sydney on Day 3, Smith gave an interview to reporters where he said that he is not yet ready to announce his retirement.
I’m not going anywhere, I’m comfortable with where everything’s at.
Adding further, he says,
We’ve got a few good tours coming up. I’m excited and I’m still trying to get better.
Earlier, Steve Smith had shared a cryptic message to the press after which speculations became rife that he is going to retire from Test cricket soon.
Smith loves helping the younger batters in the team
On the other hand, Smith has also stated that he enjoys helping the young batters in the team and improving their game.
So, whilst I have that hunger and eagerness to try and improve, and particularly helping some of the younger batters coming through, while I’m doing all that, I’m enjoying myself and I have no plans for retirement.
With the final Test on the verge of being washed out, Australia may now not get a chance to clean-sweep South Africa at home.
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