‘I chuckled when individuals said I was out of structure’: Steve Smith after 27th Test ton

Smith scored figures of 1 and 1* in the Adelaide Test, and in the second Test, he could just summon a 0 and an 8. With Smith not having the option to get runs, the Australia batting unit battled, and the hosts lost the second Test against India at MCG.

In any case, Smith thundered back to frame on re-visitation of Sydney in the third Test, as he crushed his 27th hundred in the longest arrangement on Day 2. Smith’s 131 assisted Australia with posting a strong all out of 338 in the principal innings.

Addressing correspondents at the virtual media association after the day’s play, Smith said that it made him snicker when individuals scrutinized his structure.

“I read a lot of things and a lot of individuals said I was out of structure so it was ideal to return into the structure if that is the thing that you need to call it,” Smith said.

“That is to say, it was uniquely around three or a month back that I scored two hundred at the Sydney Cricket Ground. No doubt it sort of makes me giggle here and there when individuals state that sort of thing,” he added.

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“I passed up a major opportunity in the initial two Tests clearly and returned today and scored a few runs and assisted me with speculating put us in a nice position,” he further said.

The batsman further clarified how he handled R Ashwin’s danger in the third Test. “I chose to be a touch more sure. I think from the get-go I hit him (Ashwin) over his head, kind of put a touch of focus on him,” he said.