Former Australian skipper, Steve Smith has returned to the Test arena after a gap of 16 months as he is looking to reassure his dominance in the premier format after an unexpected break in his career.
Former Australian cricketer and mentor of the current side, Steve Waugh has issued a warning to the English side regarding Smith as he believes that the right-hander looks in the mood for something special in this Ashes series.
“His training and his work ethic are exceptional, I've never seen a guy hit as many balls. He'll be thoroughly prepared for the first Test match. The thing I know about Steve Smith is he always finds a way. If someone's going to write him off or say he's not what he used to be, they do that at their peril because he's a guy that finds a way,” he said.
Waugh was in awe of the resilience shown by Smith throughout his career which always helps him in getting through any challenge as a cricketer.