The Australian gem Steve Smith is one of the very few batters in the cricket at present to have succeeded big time without having a textbook technique or a footwork for that matter.
He has been an inspiration to many budding cricketers around the world by leading as an example that even without proper technique and Orthodox batting one can succeed in cricket.
He is in the best mental space at the moment as he is least bothered by the booing of crowds and piling up runs for fun in all the formats of the game.
The series decider between the mighty Australians and the resurrected Proteas turned out to be a one-way traffic as the Aaron Finch‘s side crushed the De Kock's men by 97 runs. This is the 2nd time in 3 matches that the South Africans have surrendered to the Aussies without putting up any fight whatsoever.
The veteran pacer Dale Steyn didn’t take part in the 3rd T20I after having played just one solitary match in 1st T20I which meant that the tearaway quick Anrich Nortje got a go for the 2nd time in the series.
The #1 batsman in tests Steve Smith took Anrich Nortje to the cleaners which turned out to be the shot of the match.
The former world cup winning member has been on a beast mode ever since his return to the international cricket after the ugly ball-tampering incident. He has been scoring runs for fun and looks like a man on a mission whenever he steps onto the cricket field.
Steve Smith in Intl Cricket since his return. (June 2019)
Average – 60.9
These are insane numbers for a batsman who was away from the game for a good part of more than a year. The run-machine also regained the #1 spot in the tests after Virat Kohli’s lackluster show with the bat in the 1st test against the Kiwis.