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Shoaib Akhtar criticises Steve Smith's technique; watch video

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Nov 8, 2019, 6:25 pm IST
Updated : Nov 8, 2019, 6:25 pm IST

Steve Smith's unorthodox technique is something that has been his point of criticism by several players.

Apart from demolishing England in the Ashes series, Steve Smith is also smacking the Pakistani bowlers all around the park in the T20I series. (Photo: AFP)
 Apart from demolishing England in the Ashes series, Steve Smith is also smacking the Pakistani bowlers all around the park in the T20I series. (Photo: AFP)

Mumbai: Australian run-machine Steve Smith is a phenomenal player and there is no doubt about it. But his unorthodox technique is something that has been his point of criticism by several players. The latest player to comment negatively on his technique is former Pakistan pace machine, Shoaib Akhtar.

In a video on his YouTube channel, he expressed his surprise at how Steve Smith manages to play so effectively despite lack of proper technique. He said, “I am surprised how he does it. Steve Smith, you must have seen, he has no technique, style but yet very effective.”

He also went on to state that if he were to bowl to Smith, then he would have tried to hurt him. “I do not know how he (Steve Smith) does it. If he was playing in my time, would have definitely hit him. I would have tried to hurt him. But it's impossible to hurt this guy (Steve Smith), he's playing so well, he's one of a kind. Wish him best of luck” he added.

Steve Smith has been in phenomenal form ever since his return to international cricket after serving a ban for his role in the ‘papergate’ scandal. Apart from demolishing England in the Ashes series, he is also smacking the Pakistani bowlers all around the park in the T20I series.

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