Steve Smith (Cricketer) Age, Career, Records, Wife, Net Worth and Full Wiki
Steve Smith (born June 2, 1989) is a popular Australian cricketer and former captain of the Australian national team. His birth name is Steven Peter Devereux Smith. Many cricket admirers believe he is the second coming of legendary Australian cricketer Don Bradman because of his insane high Test Batting average of 61.8. Currently, he is regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world in all of the formats of cricket whether it is ODI, Test, or Twenty-Twenty.
Along with the glory, Smith has also been part of one of the worst controversies of cricket. Steven Smith was the captain of the team when one of the team members tried to alter the ball by using Sandpaper. Smith accepted that he was aware of the situation and handed a resignation from his captaincy while the Australian Cricket Board suspended him for 1 year from playing all formats of cricket.
Steve Smith was born in Sydney, New South Wales in a small town named Kogarah. He was born to his father Pete Smith and his mother Gillian Smith. Pete was a chemist while Gillian worked as a homemaker. Regarding siblings, he has a sister named Kristie Smith. From a very early age, Steve was passionate about Cricket. When he was attending Menai High School, he performed brilliantly in the matches he was involved in. Despite being excellent in sports, he was average in his studies so his grades were not good. Finally, he dropped out of high school to fully pursue his career in Cricket.
After leaving high school, he had a choice of playing for Australia and England. He went to England to join a local cricket club named Kent Cricket League. Smith also had the offer from the New South Wales club and the opportunity to play for Australia. Despite learning cricket in England, Smith decided to play for Australia in the international cricket tournaments.
Steve Smith began his Australian cricket career in 2008 with the Australian under 19 teams in the Under 19 World Cup. Initially, he joined the team predominantly as a leg spinner and a part-time batsman. Smith was phenomenal in the tournament with over 100 runs and 7 wickets. After impressing in the Under 19 world cup, Smith was selected for first-class cricket for New South Wales. He played against Western Australia and later provided meaningful contributions in the 2009 Champions League as well.
A year later in 2010, Steve Smith was selected for the Australian Twenty- 20 team against Pakistan. He also made his ODI debut against West Indies in the same month. As in the First-Class cricket, Smith was selected predominantly for his leg-spin and part-time battling as well. In 2010, ICC T-20 World Cup Steve Smith was phenomenal with his spin bowling playing 7 matches and picking up 11 wickets in the process.
After impressing in T-20 and ODI cricket format, he was selected for Test format in July 2010. However, he lost in place in 2011 and only made his comeback in 2013 when his batting was significantly improved. Steve Smith has been one of the best batsmen ever since with a batting average of over 60 runs per match. He has 11 Test centuries and 27 ODI centuries and has even led Australia to World Cup success in 2015. Along with his international career, Smith has been a key member of Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and has been captain for the franchise for 2 seasons since 2019.
After returning to the team in 2013, Steve Smith has been one of the greatest batsmen all around the world. He cemented the no 1 batsman for three years straight in 2015, 2016, and 2017. He also won the ‘Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy aka ICC Cricketer of the year in 2015. In the 2015 cricket world cup, he made the record of scoring half-centuries in five consecutive matches. Steve Smith also kept the record of hitting 10,000 runs faster than any Australian batsman.
On March 24, 2018, in a Test match against South Africa, one Australian bowler named Cameron Bancroft was accused of tampering the ball with Sandpaper. He later acknowledged in a public interview that the whole group, including Captain Steve Smith, knew about what he had done. Following a ruckus, Steve was eliminated from captaincy and was replaced by Tim Paine. Steve was prohibited from international and homegrown cricket for a year after a thorough investigation by ‘Cricket Australia. Steve Smith accepted the charges and return to cricket in 2020.
Steve Smith is married to his long time girlfriend in 2018 after getting engaged in 2017. The couple do not have any children but do have one small pet puppy.
Steve Smith is a talented and very popular batsman from the Australian Cricket team. He has a large number of brand deals and endorsements from brands like Commonwealth Bank and Sanitarium. He also earns a significant amount of money from his career as a cricketer. Currently, in 2021, Steve Smith has a net worth of approximately $25 million.
- Steve Smith dropped out of college to pursue his career as a cricketer.
- He first started as a leg spinner before becoming one of the greatest batsmen.
- Steve is a massive fan of tennis and loves Roger Federer.
- Currently, his net worth is approximately $25 million as of 2021.