Return of Sensational Smith

Modern era legend, undoubtedly the best test batsman of modern-day cricket is no other than Steve Smith from Australia.

 

Smith comeback

 

“The unpredictable transformation from a part-time leg spinner to the backbone of Australian batting line up”.

 
A charming right arm leg spinner who did his debut in T-20 against Pakistan at Melbourne in Feb 2010. Who knew this guy will eventually turn into the best test batsman of the modern era.
 
 

Ball-Tampering Scandal 

Everything was going Smithy’s way after his consistency & domination he went on to become World Champion as Australia lifted 2015 WC. He was literally ruling the world cricket especially the test format but then on some strange day a controversy came which is sandpaper incidence.

 
On 24 March 2018 during a post-lunch session the 3rd day of 3rd test of a tour of South Africa here comes a black day of the Australian cricket team, Cameron Bancroft was caught live on TV cameras tempering the ball.
 
After all the investigation Australia’s 3 key players Cameron Bancroft, David Warner, Steve Smith faced a suspension from all forms of cricket.

See Smith cried while addressing a press

 

After found guilty, players soon realised their mistakes. But it was too late, the decision taken was a bit too harsh from Cricket Australia. The pain was real, might be God wanted them to pay the price for what they did.

 

“Better late than never “

 
david warner return David Warner swinging imaginary bat
 
 

Impact

After the ban of key players, everyone wondered is the Australian team finished? but then test captaincy was handed over to Tim Paine who actually did a good job with young & inexperienced side but even after playing with their heart out, they lost a home series & series in UAE against India & Pakistan respectively.

 

The world cup was near every Australian fan was waiting for their key players to come back to the national side & after their comeback, both Smith & Warner did their best to made Australia qualifies in semis.

 

Kohli’s Lovely gesture

virat kohli gesture
 

 

Who can forget the gesture Kohli did in world cup match between India & Australia where fans & Barmy Army were booing Smith, he signalled to crowd don’t boo but to clap for Smith & that’s what everyone expects from a gentleman & the great players.

 
 

The Ashes – Test Cricket at it’s best 

Here comes the biggest rivalry of cricket The Ashes. Everyone was expecting Australia to come back hard on the English team, they won the 1st test but due to Ben Stokes magic, England made a comeback in the series.

  smith injury, jofra archer bouncer

 

During this, another tragic incident happened when Steve Smith got hit by Jofra Archer’s deadly bouncer. Everyone was worried but here comes another twist in the story, in the form of Marnus Labuschagne who came as a concussion substitute Australia found another fine young talent.

 

Later on, due to bromance & heroics of Labuchagne & Smith Australia retained the Ashes. Smith again became a man of the series for Australia. The Same Barmy Army who booed Smith now was clapping for him. 

 

Even though he committed a mistake, he realized that soon, he took the blame on himself. As a result of his never give up fighting spirit& his dedication & commitment towards the game brought him back into the side. Now again he is back on the track to follow the legacy of  Sachin, Ponting, Lara & to dominate the world cricket.

 

Conclusion

It’s not important to be perfect in every aspect of life. We are humans we are born to make mistakes but what’s important is how we learn from those mistakes. Remember, repeating the same mistakes again & again will only drain you so learn from mistakes. If life gives you second chance utilise it like Steve Smith

 

Let me know what you think about this. Share your real-life instances of how you learnt lessons from your mistakes & what one can do to avoid that.

Ishan Lalwani

A software Engineer who is trying to connect people around the globe with the world of sports and different leagues all over the world. Stay Happy but never satisfied! Live, Love, Laugh, Life goes on!

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