Steven Peter Devereux Smith famously known as Steve Smith is a professional Australian Cricketer also the current vice-captain of the Australia National Cricket team in test matches. He was also the former captain of the Australian Cricket Team. Smith is widely regarded as one of the best batsmen of all time because of his batting skills.
In 2015 Steve took over the captaincy from Michael Clarke for the Australian team and batted either for number 3 or 4. But in March 2018 he was turned down for the captaincy and was replaced by Tim Paine because of the criticism for turning a blind eye in a test match against South Africa. In November 2021 Smith was appointed as vice-captain because of improper allegations and in the following month also captained the Australian team in the second test match in the 2021-22 Ashes series.
Steve Smith Debut:
All smiles ahead of the last Ashes Test match here in Hobart pic.twitter.com/en5yoXnB0F
— Steve Smith (@stevesmith49) January 13, 2022
Steve debuted in a T20I match playing against Pakistan in Melbourne in February 2010 marking it as his 1st international debut (as leg spinner). And in the same month, he made his ODI debut also at Melbourne against West Indies.
In the 2010-11 Ashes series he played more as a batsman and performed solidly by scoring two half-centuries. But he did not play test matches for the next two years and returned during the 2013 tour of India.
Teams Steve Smith Played For:
In Domestic Teams, Smith played for New South Whales (2007/07-present), Worcestershire (2011), Sydney Sixers (2011/12-2013/14), Pune Warriors (2012-13), Rajasthan Royals (2014-15, 2019-20), Rising Pune Supergiant (2016-17), Barbados Tridents (2018), Comilla Victorians (2019), Delhi Capitals (2021).
He has been playing for Australian National Cricket Team from 2010 – present.
Smith Runs and Records
- Steve has a record for Fastest Australian batsman. Also, sixth-batsman in the world to complete 10,000 runs in International Cricket.
- He is also the only player to win the ICC Test Player of the Year award for more than one.
- Named as the ICC Test Batsman of 2010s.
- Is also 1st cricketer to win McGilvray Medal four times.
- Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (2015)
- ICC Test Player of the year (2015, 2017)
- Allan Border Medal
- ICC Men’s Test Team of the Decade
- ICC Men’s Test Player of the decade
- Compton-Miller Medal
- ICC Test Team of the Year
- ICC ODI Team of the Year
- Australian Test Player of the Year
- Australian ODI Player of the year
- Steve Waugh Award
- Wisden Cricketers of the Year
Smith’s Personal Life
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Steve studied in Menai High School but left at the age of 17 for playing cricket in England where he played club cricket for Sevenoaks Vine. He played very well at the Sevenoaks that he was picked up for Surrey’s second XI.
In 2011 Smith dated Dani Willis who was a student at Macquarie University (commerce and law student). The couple announced their engagement on holiday in New York in June 2017 and later on 15 September 2018 they married at Berrima, New South Whales.
Steve Smith Net worth
Steve Smith has been mentioned as the No. 1 highest-paid cricketer in Australia’s Lucrative contract list with approximately $4 million annually (as of 2018). He has also received the massive amounts from his IPL contracts, salaries, and also from his private businesses. And his net worth is around $23 million. Smith also has three luxury cars including Rolls Royce, Range Rover, and Audi.
Steve has also done commercials for Gillette and Weet Bix (brand ambassador too) and is also the ambassador of a well-known digital watch company FitBit.