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After disgrace, Steve Smith slips flawlessly once again into Australian captaincy

Smith says he generally felt that he had the help of the Australian public after slipping once again into the captaincy of the Test group this week, covering an exceptional professional restoration.

In the year 2018, Smith was enemy number one directly following a ball-altering outrage that shook cricket. Smith's reclamation was everything except total last month when he was named bad habit chief to new captain Pat Cummins when Tim Paine quit over lewd text messages, despite the fact that not every person concurred with the choice. Smith was pushed once more into the top occupation without precedent for almost four years for the continuous second Ashes Test against England at Adelaide when Cummins was precluded hours ahead of time over a COVID scare.

Smith told about how he learned he would again captain the team, he said, “I woke up… I looked at my phone and saw two missed calls from the patty and a message from JL (coach Justin Langer) saying, ‘Are you awake?’”

“I wanted to lead the side in patty’s absence and continue on what he started last week,” Smith said referring to Australia’s nine-wicket thrashing of England in the first Test.

“In the future, I’m looking forward to working with Patty and helping him in any way that I can grow as a leader, and help the team have success.

So unprepared was Smith that he didn't have his captain’s jacket with him and needed to get Cummins', which was a size too large as he left for the toss on Thursday.

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