Legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar and veteran Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh are among Australian skipper Steve Smith’s favourite Indian cricketers. This was revealed by the Smith himself, on the eve of the second ODI at Kolkata.
Speaking at the sidelines of an event during an interaction of Indian Chamber of Commerce, Smith said, “Sachin Tendulkar and Harbhajan Singh are among my favorite Indian cricketers.” On his rivalry with Virat Kohli Smith said, “This Indian group is quite fit and they take pride in their fitness. You can certainly see the difference in the energy levels and the way they go about their business”.
Commenting on the rivalry between India-Australia rivalry, Smith also revealed that his aim is to win a Test series in India. “It is a massive rivalry and has been for so long. As a captain, you would love to win a Test series here in India.It is one of the toughest places to come and play. The wicket is so different and there is always great cricket. This one-day and T20 series is no different”.
“Baggy Green is my most-prized possession. It has been worn by 450-odd players now. It is really special to represent your country. There is no better thing to do. Some of the other teams are getting a lot better. Bangladesh beat us in the first Test, there is Afghanistan now and they are also producing very good players. You have seen how Rashid Khan has done magnificently in IPL. Cricket is in a pretty good space and continues to grow. I love playing every format but Test cricket is ultimate… The real challenge is to bat long… I love every format of the game.”, he concluded.