Srinagar: Standin Australia skipper Steve Smith has said that he is still angry with the way he got out in the Second test against India in Delhi.
Smith’s average of 67.14 against India is his best against any opposition he faced more than 10 times in Tests. In India, he averages 52.21, with three tons, which is among his best away from home. However, in four innings so far in the ongoing series, he has managed only 71 runs, including a three-ball duck in the first innings in Delhi.
“I’ve played, what, 95 Test matches (94) and I don’t think there’s been too many times I’ve walked off the field and I’ve gone, ‘what the hell am I doing?’” Smith told reporters ahead of the Indore clash. “I was pretty angry. There hasn’t been too many times in my career where I’ve actually come off and just been bedazzled by what I’ve done. It wasn’t my finest moment.
“We probably just rushed things a little bit and it’s something we’ll talk about …when we’ve got them on the ropes, we can slow things down. We don’t have to play at such a high tempo and risky tempo. Because we had them where we wanted them, we had men out and the ability to get off strike. We just rushed it.”