In a bid to keep himself engaged, Australia’s premier batsman Steve Smith engaged in a Live interaction session with fans on social media. He was bombarded with many questions and he did a good job, answering most of them. He also called India skipper Virat Kohli a ‘freak’, while referring to MS Dhoni as ‘cool’.
During the interaction, a fan asked him about the cash-rich Indian Premier League. Smith, who leads IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals, called IPL as the best tournament in the world. Rating Pakistan’s Babar Azam as a very good player, he called Rohit Sharma ‘Hitman’.
Smith also said that KL Rahul was the one Indian player that has impressed him a lot. Since donning the wicketkeeping gloves for India, Rahul’s international career has notched up to a new level.
Smith also hailed Rahul Dravid – who is a part of the Royals setup.
“What a lovely gentleman and a seriously good player,” Smith responded after a fan asked him to say something about Dravid.
In his last season with Rajasthan Royals, Smith amassed 319 runs at an average of 39.87 including three half-centuries.
Smith, who was slated to feature in the IPL will have to wait as the T20 league has been postponed indefinitely due to the pandemic.
Watch Steve Smith Chat Hosted by Sony Ten Pitstop :
Steve Smith Praises Kohli :
Earlier Smith praises Indian skipper Virat Kohli and claims he admires the Team India skipper for all his contribution towards the sport.
“Look, I admire Virat a lot. He is an amazing player. You look at his record now, simply incredible. He’s done so much for India in cricket. They way they play their game now, the sheer passion he has got for Indian cricket,” Steve Smith said during his interaction on Pit Stop.
“His willingness to improve and get better. You can see his body has sort of transformed over time. He is so fit and strong now and powerful. He is pretty amazing for cricket.”
“The one thing I admire the most about him is the white-ball, the way he chases. You look at his average in winning chases in ODIs is simply phenomenal. So good under pressure, calm and just gets the job done more often than not. You have got to admire someone like that,” he added.