Steve Smith Gives Fitting Reply To Ian Chappell, Says “Certainly Not Undermining” Tim Paine

Written by Pushpendra Albe

Steve Smith has hit back at former Australia captain Ian Chappell after the latter accused Steve Smith of undermining current skipper Tim Paine. Ian Chappell on Monday had expressed his disliking for Steve Smith’s actions on the field as the 30-year-old was seen making field changes during the second Test against Pakistan in Adelaide.

Steve Smith, in his defence, has said that his main focus on the field was to make sure that Australia as a team did well.

“I only try and help Tim as much as I can,” Steve Smith was quoted as saying by Daily Mail.

“He’s (Tim Paine) doing a terrific job, but I give him suggestions and things like that. I only want the team to do well. I’m certainly not undermining him,” Smith added.

In the series, Smith could only manage four runs in the first Test and 36 in the second match.


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