Steven Smith has turned himself to one of the best batsmen in the world, with his scintalating knocks all around the world. He continued his rich form in the first Ashes 2017-18 Test against England at The Gabba, where he slammed an unbeaten 141, which led Australia to a victory. However, at the post-match press conference, he shared the stage with debutant Cameron Bancroft, who scored an unbeaten fifty in the fourth innings.
During the press conference, Bancroft was asked about the headbutt he received from wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow when England had reached Perth to play a warm-up match against Western Australia ahead of The Ashes. There were reports of ECB investigating the matter. However, Bancroft said that there was no malice on the part of Bairstow as that was his his way of greeting people in general. Bancroft said that he just felt that it was weird. He moved past that and revealed that they had a good evening.
Amidst all this, Smith, who was seated next to Bancroft had a good laugh after hearing the questions from the journalists thrown at journalists. He could not control himself when he was seated next to Bancroft.
Here is the video:
However, this is not the first time Smith has been a part of funny press conferences. After Australia beat India in the ICC World Cup 2015 semi-final, the then captain Michael Clarke and Smith addressed the media. Smith had scored a century (105) and Australia won the match by 95 runs.
During the event, Clarke was asked if he had “tremendous sex”. The question was supposed to be, Michael, you’ve had “tremendous success” as Australia captain…..
However, the word “success” came out as “sex” and the entire room broke into laughter, out of which Smith was the loudest. Clarke took it in a sporting manner and said, “that’s a question for my wife.”
Here’s the full video:
It’s safe to say, Steven Smith other than playing some blinding knocks for his side, somehow manages to find himself at the right place, at the right time even off the field!