Australia made a fantastic comeback in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy by winning the third Test in Indore. All fans acknowledged Steve Smith for his captaincy as he got the opportunity in Pat Cummins’ absence. But, now, reports have come out that Cummins might not be able to come back for the Ahmedabad Test.
Hence, Steve Smith is likely to lead the Aussies in the upcoming match also. In conversation with reporters on 4 March 2023, the head coach, Andrew McDonald said that Cummins is still involved with the team and in constant communication with him. But, there are high chances that he might struggle to get back in time. Hence, further scenarios will be discussed with him.
“My time is done. It’s Pat’s team now.” – Steve Smith after Indore Test
After winning the third Test in Indore, Steve Smith said: “My time is done. It’s Pat’s team now. I’ve obviously been able to stand in this week, obviously in tough circumstances with Patty going home. Our thoughts are still with him back home.” He also added that the break after the Delhi Test helped them a lot to perform better.
While speaking during the post-match press conference, Smith said: “We were obviously disappointed with the way things ended particularly in the last game and failing to take our opportunities, and knowing after that second test we can’t actually win the series. That’s always been on the bucket list for a few of us. For the guys to be able to regroup, trust themselves with what they’re trying to do, and just try to do it for longer. It’s something we’ve spoken about and the way we did it this week was really pleasing. It’s about taking the result out of play, have faith in our methods for long enough, we’re good enough players to get the results we’re after more often than not”.
“We screwed up I suppose in Delhi is one way to put it. We had an opportunity there and let that slip, but we had a good break and a good preparation coming here and it was just about getting our mental states right, we’ve done a lot of work it was just about trusting ourselves, trusting our methods,” Steve Smith concluded. Hearing that reports, fans have come up and shared their views on social media.
Here is how fans have reacted to the reports of Smith captaining the upcoming Test in Ahmedabad:
And India set to loose again
— Doland Trump (@DolandoTrumpo) March 5, 2023
Bcci should learn from cricket australia.
— MR Roat🇮🇳 (@roat1249) March 5, 2023
Poor captaincy by rohit sharma
— zubair 🇵🇰 (@_FaridKhan__) March 5, 2023
Dar ka mahol hai. 💀
— Akash dwivedi (@Akashdw46120935) March 5, 2023
Bulayenge bhi nahi usko Australia vaale abhi 🤣🤣
— Naitik Shastri (@NsJain17) March 5, 2023
chokhit n bholi shivering
— idk (@smudge6174) March 5, 2023
Majak nahi hora cumins Firsa laut aao
— Chalak Billu (@chalakbilllllu) March 5, 2023
Bad News For India 😞 pic.twitter.com/egkd758phJ
— Oggy 💙 (@SirOggyBilla) March 5, 2023