Steve Smith bids adieu to the Indian tour wishing his team good luck
Steve Smith departs for Australia to recuperate from shoulder injury.
Published - Oct 9, 2017 1:19 pm | Updated - Oct 9, 2017 1:19 pm
Australian captain Steve Smith cut short his Indian tour in order to recuperate from his shoulder injury in time before the Ashes series starting November 23. The Aussie captain sustained a shoulder injury while fielding during the 5th ODI at Nagpur.
As a result, he missed out on the first T20I at Ranchi and Marcus Stoinis was retained into the T20I squad to replace the talismanic Australian batsman. Smith took to Instagram to post a picture of him leaving for Australia wishing his team all the luck for the remainder of the T20I series.
The captain suggested that the ODI tour did not go according to his expectations but was looking forward to the T20I series before he suffered an injury to the shoulder. Smith was in the periphery of the outfield during the 1st T20I.
“India it’s been an absolute pleasure. The One Day tour didn’t go to plan and after injuring my shoulder in the last game I’m unfortunately heading home to give it some rest and rehab. I look forward to watching the boys turn the tides in the next 2 T20s ✈️?” captioned Steve Smith in his latest post while in the first class of an Australian airline.
Here’s the post:
India it's been an absolute pleasure. The One Day tour didn't go to plan and after injuring my shoulder in the last game I'm unfortunately heading home to give it some rest and rehab. I look forward to watching the boys turn the tides in the next 2 T20s ✈️?
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Things for Cricket Australia has not gone down smooth both internally and externally. Before losing the ODI series to India by a margin of 4-1, Australia lost a Test match against Bangladesh the first time in their Test history at Dhaka. They could only manage a scoreline of 1-1 with a lower ranked side like Australia.
Prior to the Bangladesh tour, the entire season for Australia was in jeopardy due to the ugly dispute between Cricket Australia (CA) and Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) regarding the revenue sharing model. Australia was also knocked out of the Champions Trophy as England and Bangladesh progressed into the semi-finals of the coveted championship.