‘Winning the IPL is the ultimate goal’ – Steve Smith

Smith was picked by the Capitals during the IPL auctions for INR 2.25 crores.

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Former Australian captain and one of the best batsmen of the modern era, Steve Smith is plying his trade for Delhi Capitals in the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League. The Capitals acquired his services for INR 2.25 crores for the ongoing season.

He didn’t get a chance in the Playing XI for DC’s first two games against CSK and RR. However, a poor performance by Ajinkya Rahane paved way for Smith against PBKS at the Wankhede Stadium.

Smith didn’t get off to an ideal start as he could score just 9 off 12 balls. However, the 31-year-old looked in fine touch against Mumbai Indians as he played a sublime knock of 33 runs off 29 balls.

In an interactive session, the right-hander revealed that winning the IPL is his ultimate goal. When asked about his experience at the Delhi Capitals, the veteran was all praises for his teammates and coaching staff.

“It hasn’t been difficult at all, just a really good group of people. Ana, who brings everyone together, you know for a common cause, and that’s trying to do everything we can, to make the time enjoyable for everyone but winning the IPL is obviously the ultimate goal,” Steve Smith said.

Playing against Mumbai Indians, Shikhar Dhawan and Steve Smith stitched a crucial partnership of 53 runs to help DC chase 138 runs in 20 overs. Commenting on his partnership with Dhawan, Steve added, “Nice to spend a bit of time in the middle with Shikhar the other day. You know he’s batting superbly, so takes a lot of pressure off. So it was nice to spend some time out there and enjoy it and yeah hopefully some big runs in the next few games.”

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