‘Steve doing Steve things’ – Wife Dani Willis shares a picture of Smith following blindfold bat ritual
Since his debut for Australia in 2010, Smith has produced many superlative batting performances across all formats.
Updated - May 31, 2021 3:51 pm
Former Australian captain Steve Smith is renowned as one of the best batsman of the modern era. The 31-year-old forms a part of the Fab Four of cricket alongside Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, and Joe Root. Since his debut for Australia in 2010, Smith has produced many superlative batting performances across all formats to take the team to victory.
There is a lot of hard work that goes behind the stunning batting performances and Smith is widely renowned for his sheer determination and devotion to the gentleman’s game. The batting maestro also has a pre-match schedule that he follows religiously before every game. Time and again, many pictures have floated on social media where Smith can be seen shadow batting to prepare himself for the game.
However, on Sunday, May 30, Smith’s wife Dani Willis took to her official Instagram handle to reveal a weird ritual followed by the cricketer. In the Instagram post by Dani, Smith can be seen judging his bats to check their quality with a blindfold. Willis posted a picture of a blindfolded Smith trying to judge his bats with the caption, “Flashback to Steve doing Steve things. I think he was trying to work out which bat had the better pick up?! @steve_smith49”
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Steve Smith reacts to the post by his wife
The astonishing blindfold ritual followed by Steve Smith quickly went viral on social media and left the cricket fans in splits. The insane picture posted by his wife also drew a reaction from Smith as he provided an explanation of his act. Tagging the post on his Instagram story, Smith revealed that he was just trying to rate his bats from one to eight on the basis of their pickup.
Further, the 31-year-old mentioned that it was hard to rate the bats as all were equally good. He also tagged the brand New Balance in his post to appreciate them for their work. “I remember this. I was ordering them 1 to 8 purely on pickup. Tough to do, they were all good,” Smith explained.
Meanwhile, it was an emotional day for Steve Smith on Monday, May 31, as he was able to finally reunite with his wife Dani Willis after a long wait of two months. The batter completed his mandatory 14-day quarantine in Sydney after his arrival from India and is now free to go back to his home.