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Aussie coach compares Smith with batting legend

Aussie coach compares Smith with batting legend

Former Australian skipper Steve Smith is all set to make a comeback to international cricket after serving his one year ban due to his involvement in the infamous sandpaper gate saga which took place in Cape Town last year.

The right-hander has been training really hard since his return from injury which has been clearly visible in his performances during the practice games. Head coach Justin Langer is delighted on the return of the star cricketer as he drew a comparison between him and batting legend, Sachin Tendulkar.

“A week ago in Brisbane, Smith batted wonderfully, he played an unfathomable shot off Nathan Coulter-Nile there – it was like watching Sachin bat. He's in pretty good shape I think,” he said.

Smith would have to face a different challenge in this year’s mega event as he would need to prove himself to retain his spot in the side which had already acquired his replacements.