Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith played his final Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 clash against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Tuesday before joining Australia’s World Cup squad. Smith, who replaced Ajinkya Rahane as Rajasthan Royals skipper mid-season, wished his team good luck for the remainder of the tournament in his Instagram post.
“Thank you @rajasthanroyals for the last 7 weeks. I’ve enjoyed every minute of this ipl and I’m glad to be involved with such a great franchise with so many wonderful people. Good luck in Delhi boys! #hallabol,” Steve Smith wrote.
Smith had helped Rajasthan Royals to victory against SunRisers Hyderabad on Sunday when he took an outstretched catch to dismiss compatriot David Warner.
Smith and Warner have been selected in Australia’s World Cup squad following their year-long bans for ball-tampering.
The duo has enjoyed a solid comeback in the Twenty20 IPL, with Warner in blistering form, topping the competition batting rankings with 692 runs from 12 innings.