In addition to being one of the best batters of the contemporary age, Australian Steve Smith is also a performer. One of the most unusual characteristics one has ever witnessed on the field, especially if he is a batter, is Smith’s eccentricities and antics when he is batting. He has delighted fans all over the world whenever he is on the field, and something similar happened on Tuesday, November 22. This may be due to his distinctive strokeplay or the way he plays.
Smith had already danced down the track when the incident occurred in the 42nd over of the Australian innings when Chris Woakes bowled a bouncer. Smith was taken aback by how long the delivery was, but he did a great job of getting his bat on it. Smith waited till the very last moment to whack the ball past the bowler like he was playing tennis. The commentator Mark Waugh and Adam Gilchrist instantly started making tennis parallels since the shot was blasted with such force that Marcus Stoinis at the opposite end had to take evasive action.
Even the fans couldn’t help but join in on the humor. Rafael Nadal should be terrified, one user said, while another questioned whether he was Steve Smith or “Roger Smith.” Another person mentioned doing this to get rid of mosquitoes inside his home. Here are a few responses: