Former Australian skipper Steve Smith has made a brilliant comeback to the Test side after a gap of almost 16 months. However, he was under the radar once again after he was seen assisting current captain Tim Paine on the field during the final days of the high-intensity Edgbaston Test.
Australian team mentor, Ricky Ponting has shut down all criticism on Smith while he has also backed the leg-spinner turned batsman to become the captain of Australia once again in the future i.e., after the expiration of his ban.
“An experienced guy like him with a cricket brain that he’s got, Tim would be silly to not try and tap into that and not try to use him when he can. He’s served his time as far as his playing suspension goes and everyone knows he can’t captain again until next year. He’s part of a team that is relying on him heavily for his experience, so he can help in whichever way and wherever he possibly can,” he said.