Watch: Smith’s hilarious batting stance in Sheffield Shield goes viral
Steve Smith is arguably one of the best cricketers in the world. The Australian cricketer holds a terrific record of scoring the most runs in one edition of the Border Gavaskar Trophy, essaying 769 runs in four Tests in the 2014-15 series.
Australia’s best batsman maintained a fantastic average of 128.16, scoring 4 centuries and 2 fifties to his name. However, in the recently-concluded Border Gavaskar Trophy series against India, he was not that dominant as he managed to score only 313 runs in four Tests at a batting average of 44.71.
Smith scored a century and 2 fifties to his name, registering his personal best score of 131 in the highly-rated series. The right-handed batsman is currently involved in the ongoing Sheffield Shield tournament in Australia.
Smith’s hilarious batting stance goes viral
Smith is known for his hilarious batting stance and he has done that time and time again. Even during the ongoing Sheffield Shield tourney, the former Australian captain decided to come up with his own antics which went viral on social media.
The hilarious incident happened during the 11th match between New South Wales and Victoria. Meanwhile, Smith had a bad day at the office as he was dismissed by Mitchell Perry for just 7 runs.
Watch the video below:
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Talking about the game, Victoria won the toss and elected to bowl first. New South Wales hardly turned up the heat in the first innings as they were bowled out for 165. Moises Henriques was the pick of the batsmen as he scored 67 including 4 fours.
Other than him, no other batsman looked solid at the crease. Each and every bowler from the Victoria team did a pretty good job. Among the bowlers, Mitchell Perry and Holland bowled extremely well as they picked up 3 wickets each.
On the other hand, James Pattinson took 2 wickets to his name while Bolad and Will Sutherland took a wicket each. In reply to New South Wales’ first innings, Victoria started the game on a great note.
Nic Maddinson and Marcus Harris added a vital 61-run stand for the opening wicket as they trail by 104 runs. Maddinson provided a quickfire start to the team by smashing 4 fours and a six as he scored 43 off 36 balls. His partner Harris scored 16 runs. The opening pair will resume their dominance on the next day.