“No Plans To Retire Anytime Soon”, States Steve Smith’s Manager On The Cricketer’s Retirement

Australian cricketer Steve Smith, known for his masterstrokes has no plan to retire anytime soon, unlike David Warner who is likely to retire soon from Test Cricket. Steve Smith will be moving to home this Test summer and his manager opined that the cricketer has a desire to continue with the game and that there are no plans to retire anytime soon. 

In the recently concluded 2023 World Cup, Steve Smith was not in impeccable form and due to this, had a horrible World Cup campaign. Though the Aussies emerged as champions in the 2023 World Cup, Steve Smith certainly paid no heed to the team’s batting efforts, making his current form and potential questionable. 

Manager’s statement

Though Smith had been sceptical about his thoughts on the retirement, but his Manager Warren Craig came out in front to elaborate on the former’s retirement and said “I can debunk that (retirement) at this point in time.” He added further, “He’s still talking about things he wants to achieve.” Those goals certainly include the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup which is to be held in West Indies and US next year. 

Current achievements and victories

Despite his underwhelming form, Steve is set to become only the fourth Australian cricketer to reach a landmark of 10,000 Test runs. He also knocked back an opportunity to take retirement off the agenda in June when asked about his playing future before the World Test Championship final.

On another note, Smith is certainly not at the peak of his batting prowess. He missed several opportunities to be Australia’s match-winner, most notably in Delhi, the Oval, and recently in the World Cup finals. Former Australian captain Mark Taylor said “It doesn’t mean they’re done, but normally you’ve seen their best by then. The early-30s would be the purple patch for most players.”

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