'I love you and am going to miss you lots!' - Steve Smith posts a heartwarming message for his wife before leaving for IPL 2021

‘I love you and am going to miss you lots!’ – Steve Smith posts a heartwarming message for his wife before leaving for IPL 2021

Steve Smith has left the land of kangaroos to arrive in India for the 14th edition of the IPL.

Steve Smith and Dani Willis
Steve Smith and Dani Willis. (Photo Source: Instagram)

Australian batting maestro Steve Smith will offer his services for the Delhi Capitals (DC) side in the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Smith was bought for a sum of INR 2.2 Crores in the 2021 IPL auctions.

And now, Smith has left the land of kangaroos to arrive in India for the 14th edition of the IPL. Ahead of his departure to India, Smith left a message for his wife. The Australian cricketer thanked his wife, Dani Willis for seeing him off at the airport.

He also stated that he is surely going to miss his wife a lot. “Thanks for seeing me off at the airport @dani_willis I love you and am going to miss you lots! See you soon @delhicapitals,” Smith captioned his Instagram post. You can see Smith’s Instagram post below.

 

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Steve Smith has generated impressive numbers in IPL cricket

And now, as per IPL protocols, all the players will have to compulsorily undergo one week of quarantine, and Smith will do the same once he arrives in India. The Delhi Capitals’ (DC) side will play their opening match against three-time IPL champions, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on 10th April 2021.

Steve Smith has generated glittering numbers in his IPL career. The Aussie has scored 2333 runs in IPL cricket and has scored his runs at a respectable average of 35.34. He has also scored his runs at a strike rate of 129.25.

Smith even has the experience of leading an IPL side. Smith has led an IPL side on 43 occasions and has a win percentage of 59.52% in IPL cricket. Even though Rishabh Pant will be leading the Delhi outfit this season, Smith will bring with him a wealth of experience that will be of immense value to the Delhi Capitals’ (DC) outfit.

The Delhi Capitals have never managed to win the IPL trophy even once. The Delhi outfit reached the summit clash of the 2020 edition of the IPL that was held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) but lost to the Mumbai Indians (MI) side. They will be looking to lay their hands on the IPL trophy in the 2021 IPL season.