I don’t actually like watching cricket: Steve Smith

The Australian team had already secured the urn after winning the first three Ashes encounters.

Steve Smith
Steve Smith of Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Australia captain Steve Smith is arguably the finest batsman in world cricket in the present era. However, in a recent revelation, the dynamic Aussie skipper conceded that he does not enjoy watching the sport. Smith, who scored yet another century in the 4th Test at MCG, Melbourne to guide his team to a draw, disclosed he’d rather be on the pitch than watch the sport on television.

The Australian team had already secured the urn after winning the first three Ashes encounters. Thus going into Melbourne Test, the England team had nothing to lose as the Lions played for the honour in the dead-rubber fixture. And to an extent, it worked out well for both the sides as the match ended in a draw.


Speaking at a media conference, the 28-year-old revealed according to quotes on Hindustan Times, “I don’t know the answer to that, to be honest with you. From my experience, I just want to be out there batting.” He added, “I don’t actually like watching cricket that much and I prefer to be out there batting and getting the job done. I think that’s part of it.”

Steve Smith slam MCG’s flat track

The combination of Smith’s 23rd Test hundred and a lifeless MCG pitch thwarted England in their bid to claim a maiden victory of a series that has already seen them surrender the Ashes urn.

Smith struck an unbeaten 102 as Australia and England settled for a draw. Smith batted for the entirety of day five, closing play at 102 not out after a score of 76 in the first innings and a mountain of runs already this summer. Although his love of the craft is evident, the Aussie skipper conceded that his innings could have continued for many days on a pitch like that. The track at MCG failed to present any bounce and pace, giving a nightmare to the bowlers.

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