In the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) public sale, Australian batsman Steve Smith, who was launched by Rajasthan Royals (RR), was bought by Delhi Capitals (DC) for a mere worth of INR 2.2 crores.
The 31-year-old had a poor run in IPL 2020 within the UAE as he scored simply 311 runs in 14 video games at a mean of 25.91 and strike charge of 131.22. This resulted in RR releasing Smith forward of IPL 2021 and naming Sanju Samson as their skipper.
So after being bought by DC, on February 23, the franchise posted a video on their official Instagram deal with the place Smith expressed his pleasure. In the brief clip, the right-hander additionally hoped of taking the franchise to better heights within the upcoming version.
“I am really excited about joining the team this year. I think it is a great squad of players, a great coach, and I am looking forward to getting there and creating some amazing memories. Hopefully will help the team go one better than last year,” Steve Smith stated within the video uploaded by DC.
While the probabilities of Smith getting an opportunity to play in all of the video games for DC are slim because the workforce led by Shreyas Iyer have their three abroad slots full within the type of all-rounder Marcus Stoinis and pacers Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje.
In addition, there’s a robust struggle for the fourth abroad place within the Playing XI whereas having contenders like Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Woakes, Tom Curran, and Sam Billings. He can absolutely get a spot if openers Prithvi Shaw or Shikhar Dhawan fail to carry out.