Steve Smith Talks About Management Pressure On Him Before Ball Tapering Scandal
Former Australian Captain Steve Smith is suspended from playing International Cricket due to his involvement ball tapering scandal in a test against South Africa. He is currently in suspension of 1 year from International cricket.
He recently talked with Fox Cricket in an Interview. He mentioned there was a burden from the management to secure a win as Australian team faced straight 5 losses in test cricket.
“I think back to Hobart when we lost there against South Africa (November 2016) and it was our fifth straight loss in Test cricket I think after three Tests in Sri Lanka. And I remember James Sutherland and Pat Howard coming into the rooms there and actually saying ‘We don’t pay you to play, we pay you to win’,” the 29-year-old Smith told ‘Fox Cricket’ host Adam Gilchrist in an interview.
“So, for me, that was I think a little bit disappointing to say. We don’t go out there to try and lose games of cricket, we go out there to try and win and play the best way we can.”
Steve Smith can not be the captain the Australian side for one more year after his current suspension of being not able to play in the International cricket. Smith showed the keen interest to play under the leadership of tim Paine or Aaron Finch.