‘It depends on who’s bowling’ – Steve Smith opens up about his unusual batting style
Smith has been renowned for the way he bats. His batting stance is always quite different and the bowlers find it difficult to get him out.
Updated - Apr 7, 2020 5:32 pm
Steve Smith had been brought back as the skipper of the Rajasthan Royals franchise for the IPL 2020. However, the wait to see him as a full-time captain has gotten a bit longer with the IPL 2020 been postponed. During this time, the franchise is trying to keep their fans entertained by producing contents with their favourite star.
During the podcast of Rajasthan Royals‘ official social media pages, Steve Smith was getting interviewed by the New Zealand leg-spinner Ish Sodhi. During this interaction, the Australian batsman revealed a lot of details regarding his batting style and the reason why is his approach so unique. The interaction was uploaded on the official Twitter handle of Rajasthan Royals.
Steve Smith says that his batting stance isn’t predetermined
Steve Smith revealed that his unusual batting stance is not always predetermined. He said it depends on a lot of factors such as who is bowling to him or how the pitch is behaving. Smith revealed that it also depends on who he wants to play or how he thinks the bowler is trying to get him out.
“It depends on who’s bowling, how is the wicket playing, how I gonna score and stuff like that or how people are trying to get me out, probably that determines how open I am or otherwise how closed I am,” said Smith.
Beyond this, the Australian gave a masterclass of batting. During this conversation, he explained that his general stance is basically his attempt not to get out. “But my general stance where my back foot is going to almost off stump or maybe even outside at stages, I know that anything outside my eye line isn’t hitting the stumps,” he added.
“For me, you shouldn’t get out if the ball is not hitting the stumps, so that is just a trick from me when I first started doing it, just limiting the ways I get out. Sometimes, I get trapped in front but I’m okay with that at stages, knowing that if it is outside my eye line, I don’t need to try and play the ball, I can just leave that”
Smith has been renowned for the way he bats. His batting stance is always quite different and the bowlers find it difficult to get him out. Steve has developed a different pattern of batting and with the amount of batting he does, its only fair he gets the recognition.