Former Australian captain, Steve Smith gets amongst the runs after his return into the cricketing arena. He scored 73 runs off 59 balls including 7 fours and 1 maximum against the Kolkata Knight Riders.
Although his innings went in vain as Kolkata steered to an easy 8-wicket win against the Rajasthan Royals, but it will give a lot of confidence to Steve Smith. Smith went through a redemptive phase during the period of one-year ban which was incurred upon him after the ball-tampering incident at Cape Town in the 3rd Test against South Africa. IPL is his first major tournament after the ban expired.
This innings will help Steve Smith to gain momentum with the bat. On the other hand, these are the good signs for Australia that their batsmen are performing up to their abilities just before the ICC World Cup 2019.