On a day which required Australia’s captain to stand up, Australia’s captain stood up. Steven Smith played one of the most outstanding innings by an overseas player on Indian soil, and that too, on one of the most difficult pitches that you can expect on the 1st Test of your tour. It has not only taken Australia to safety shores but has definitely taken them to a match-winning status. Here are some of the Twitter reactions that will do justice to the brilliant innings that was played by Steven Smith.
What a knock from Smith. Certainly match-defining. Could have a big impact on the series too. #IndvAus
— Dileep Premachandran (@SpiceBoxofEarth) February 25, 2017
Shane Warne has given a compliment of a lifetime to Steven Smith.
One of the skippers greatest knocks that, well played Steve “Smudge” Smith, awesome ! ??
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) February 25, 2017
Former skipper and someone who’s personally groomed Steven Smith right from his New South Wales day could not hid hide his glee.
What a ? from @stevesmith49
— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) February 25, 2017
Outstanding century by Smith. Had his luck of course, but effort must be seen in context of the pitch and how he’s shouldered responsibility
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) February 25, 2017
A valid observation….
Might not be one of the best(given the luck) but it might be one of the most crucial Inns Smith has played in his career. #IndvAus
— jigar mehta (@jigsactin) February 25, 2017