Twitter reactions on Steve Smith’s 31st Birthday: The outstanding Australian batsman is celebrating his 31st birthday today.
Australia batsman Steve Smith is celebrating his 31st birthday today. Smith, who would have completed the 13th season of the Indian Premier League had it not been for the COVID-19 pandemic lately, recently resumed practice after the lockdown in many countries including Australia.
Expressing keenness in playing IPL 2020 if the T20 World Cup gets postponed, Smith also revealed his ambition of dismissing India captain Virat Kohli in an interaction post resuming training in New South Wales.
Smith, who made his national debut across formats in 2010 as a bowling all-rounder, has successfully transformed into being one of world’s top batsmen at the moment.
In 73 Test matches, Smith has scored 7,227 runs including 26 centuries and 29 half-centuries and is currently the third-highest run-scorer among active players. An average of 62.83 puts Smith atop in the list of active batsmen with the highest Test average (more than 5,000 Test runs).
Having scored 1,028 runs in nine Tests at an average of 73.42 and a strike rate of 54.19 including three centuries and five half-centuries in the last one year, Smith is the second-highest run-scorer in the last one year.
Known for his atypical technique, Smith is an epitome of batsmen who have succeeded big time despite the absence of a notebook-style-technique.
Twitter reactions on Steve Smith’s 31st Birthday
Steve Smith, always a fighter. #HappyBirthdaySteveSmith
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) June 2, 2020
1⃣9⃣ – Don Bradman
1⃣1⃣ – Steve Smith
1⃣0⃣ – Steve Waugh
— ICC (@ICC) June 2, 2020
— T20 World Cup (@T20WorldCup) June 2, 2020
Steve Smith returned to cricket on 1 June 2019, since then has scored 1028 Test runs at an ave of 73.42, scored 731 ODI runs at an ave of 45.68 (SR 88.17) & in 6 T20I inns scored 250 runs at an ave of 83.33 (SR 147.92) Happy Birthday to the best batsman in the world @stevesmith49
— Daniel Alexander (@daniel86cricket) June 2, 2020
Happy birthday Smudge!
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) June 2, 2020
Happy birthday Steve Smith. Number 1 Test batsman in the World, 62.84 avg in tests. 4 consecutive 50+ score in ODI World Cup knock-out including hundred against India in Semi-Final. 53.36 avg in ODI and 46 avg & 146.81 sr in T20I while batting at 3 in both format. pic.twitter.com/DMEWA76jgm
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) June 2, 2020
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