Australia batsman Steve Smith is making sure he keeps honing his skills even though no cricketing activities are currently taking place due to coronavirus pandemic. Steve Smith, much like every other cricketer, is spending time at home as the coronavirus wreaks havoc worldwide. Cricketers are using social media as a medium to interact with their fans during the ongoing health crisis.
Recently, Steve Smith welcomed the forced break by the coronavirus pandemic but remained optimistic about going back on the field. At home with his family during the isolation period, Smith is working on improving his hand-eye coordination through isolation batting.
Steve Smith’s hand-eye coordination
“Nice little exercise that we can do at home to improve our skills, particularly the hand-eye coordination,” said Smith in the 50-second long video on Instagram on Wednesday.
He then takes a tennis ball and hits it against a wall numerous times while focussing on the bat face and his feet movement.
“Just a little bit of #isobatting to keep up the hand-eye coordination #cricketdrill #stayhome #stayactive,” he captioned the video.
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Smith opens about his “toughest” bowler
The number one Test batsman, Smith, who recently dethroned Indian skipper Virat Kohli from No.1 position from ICC test ranking also named Ravindra Jadeja as the toughest bowler he has faced in the subcontinent.
“Jadeja in the sub-continent… why he is so good because, he hits that good length and one ball skids on and one spins, and it just all looks same out of the hand. I think consistency in length is key and then having at least one variation,” he said.
Under normal circumstances, Smith would have been currently playing for the Rajasthan Royals in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) which currently stands “indefinitely suspended” because of COVID-19.
As a result of the coronavirus pandemic which has so far claimed more than 1.7 lakh lives across the world, a spate of series and tournaments, including the IPL 2020, Australia’s tour of Bangladesh, South Africa’s tour of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh’s tour of Ireland have been postponed indefinitely.