Watch: Steve Smith tried to play like AB de Villiers but this happened, Reaction Goes Viral
Australia’s star batsman Steve Smith is looking in excellent form. In the first match of the ODI series, he won the team by scoring an unbeaten 80 against England and now he has scored 94 runs at Sydney ground. But, meanwhile, Steve Smith made a real effort, whose video is now going viral on social media. During this incident, Smith was caught on camera trying unsuccessfully to play the shot like de Villiers.
Steve Smith trying something new
The incident happened in the 32nd over of Australia’s innings. Adil Rashid had come to do this over of the English team. The second ball of the over was a no ball after which Steve Smith got a free hit. Here Smith had a chance to score some runs for the team by hitting a big shot, but the Australian batsman should copy Mr. 360 i.e. AB de Villiers and hit the shot.
Steve Smith wanted to take the ball outside the boundary line by becoming a left-handed batsman, but during this time the bowler read Smith’s mind. Adil Rashid immediately got the ball to turn and threw it away from Smith. Far from hitting the ball for a four, Smith could not even connect it with the bat and looked disappointed at the failed attempt. This is the reason that now the video of this incident is going viral on social media.
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Let us tell you that while on one hand Smith failed to play shots like de Villiers, on the other hand he scored a lot of runs against the English bowling while batting on his strength. Smith, who scored an unbeaten 80 in the first match, played a brilliant inning of 94 runs in the second match of the ODI series. Smith hit 5 fours and 1 six in his innings.