After registering his first Ashes win at the iconic WACA ground, Australian skipper Steve Smith disclosed how emotion ruled over him. Talking to ABC radio after the match, Smith said he was just crying at the side bench watching his team mates reigning at the ground.
“I was crying in the sheds a bit a minute ago. Everything just came out. So much work and time has been put into this.”
“Everyone has played a part in this series, they have done a great job for Australia, for their country and to get that urn back in Perth yet again,” said Smith.
He added, “My first series as captain in the Ashes, I really wanted to leave my mark and do some really great things. I’m proud of my performances but I’m really proud of everyone in that room.”
“A lot of praise has to go to the medical staff to ensure those guys were ready to go and also the selectors for ensuring those three bowlers were ready.”
“We knew what we coming up and we wanted those big three on the park to do what they have. The work that they do – the weights, the rehab, the fitness – everything they do to get themselves right for Test match cricket is incredible,” he concluded.