Steve Smith is on a different level when it comes to batting, star England all-rounder Ben Stokes mentioned on Tuesday. Stokes and former Australia captain and batting ace Smith play for Rajasthan Royals within the Indian Premier League (IPL).
“Even though he plays for Australia, biggest rivals England and Australia you’ve just got to hold your hands up sometimes to players like that and go yeah you’re on a different level when it comes to batting,” mentioned Stokes, England’s 2019 50-over World Cup and Ashes hero.
Asked about Smith’s consideration to element, Stokes mentioned he can by no means be like that.
“I could never be like that, personally I could not think about cricket in the way that he does when it comes to batting. You know obviously he’s on all the time but that’s why he averages sixty whatever he does in Test cricket but that’s not for me but it’s for him, who’s to say whose right or wrong,” mentioned Stokes.
Stokes, who was born in New Zealand, additionally spoke about his rising up days taking part in rugby and cricket.
“Growing up in New Zealand it was rugby and cricket then moved to England. Again it was rugby and cricket however yeah, I had to resolve.
“I believe I used to be about 13 or 14 when I made a decision which one I needed to maintain on taking part in and put one to the aspect and I simply wasn’t having fun with my rugby as a lot as cricket at that age so it was a simple resolution for me to make.”