There was, are and will be a number of superstars in the royal game of Cricket who has never failed to impress the audiences around the globe. There were big names like Gary Sobers, Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and more recently Sachin Tendulkar, Adam Gilchrist, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly and many other worthy of mention. But among the current playing crowd, there is one name that has raised some eyebrows since he has shown his spark on the very first days. Steve Smith currently the captain of the Australian National cricket Team in all three formats of the game has impressed the coaches and the critics throughout his early years.
The Superstar Steve Smith is well known for his incredible batting performances and his ability to field. The batsman has been well applauded by his team-mates and supporters for his incomparable efforts on the field. Steve smith was born on 2nd of June, 1989 in Sydney to Peter Smith and Gillian Smith. Steve Smith’s international Career debut was in a T20 match against the impressive Pakistan team in February 2010. His first International Test match was in the same year in the month of July against the same Pakistan Team and showed some impressive performances.
Smith’s entry into the mighty Australian side was primarily as an all-rounder when he did his debut in ODI against West Indies in February 2010 and he has proved his worth with since then. He showed amazing performance as a bowler in his debut test series against Pakistan. But the following years Steve Smith has developed as a player and is serving as a primary Batsman for his national side. As a bowler Steve was trained by “Shane Warne” but he established himself as the best batsman of his side and played a vital role in leading Australia to the World Cup success in 2015.
His educational career is not as starry as his cricketing career is and completed his education from the Menai high School. Steve dropped out of the Higher School certificate (HSC) at the early age of 17 in order to play cricket in England. That doesn’t make a big difference as he was born to show his skills in the field of cricket.
Steve Smith Net Worth
Not only in the field of cricketing but off the field as well the superstar is among the top ranked. ICC has awarded the stature of the Top Ranked Test Batsman to Steve smith and his Net worth also made him enter the list of the richest cricketers around the globe. Smith has an impressive number of $11.2 million USD of net worth as of 2017 making him stand tall among the richest cricketers of the world. It is quite evident that a popular figure like him is going to make millions of dollars as he is capable of making the extraordinary performances.
Apart from all other property and cars Steve Smith recently has presented himself with a posh residence in Balmain in his hometown Sydney. According to the sources, Smith’s new house is bought with an investment purpose and he is going to rent it out. Apart from this current buy, Smith has another residence in the Balmain as well where he is currently staying. The new property of Smith is fantastically connected to the city and is very covered with beautiful landscapes around and all the required amenities in the vicinity.
Steve Smith’s personal life has been running smoothly over the years since he started dating Danielle Willis back in the year 2011. Danielle is a law student from the Macquarie University and she takes a keen interest in educating Steve of the law issues. Though educationally superior to Steve Smith, Danielle takes a huge interest in Smith’s career as a cricketer and supports him in the game. Smith acknowledged his partner’s effort and how she encourages him to develop his game even more.
Many times Danielle was witnessed helping Smith in the net practices and feeding balls to the bowling machine in the Sydney Cricket Ground. “Behind every successful man there is a woman”, well that may not be true always but in the case of Steve Smith, it is the utmost truth. Danielle was there with Smith from the beginning when he had nothing and now the couple is enjoying the taste of success together.
The Australian Captain has proved time and time again his worth and his ability in the game. According to the current statistics and the reliable source of MensXP, only two other players has scored more runs than him after 30 test matches. Don Bradman and Weekes are the only two other players to score more than him after 30 test matches. Owing to his excellent performances in the game Smith has been awarded a number of Man of the Match and Man of the Series awards. Among the MOM and MOS awards, Smith’s impressive performance fetched him a number of awards as well.
- Alan Border Medal in 2015
- Australian Test Player of the year in 2015
- Australian One-Day International Player of the year in 2015
- ICC Player of the year in 2015
- ICC Test Player of the year in 2015
- ICC World Test XI in 2015 and 2016
- ICC World ODI XI in 2015
- Gilvray Medal In 2014, 2015 and 2016
- Steve Waugh Award in 2009-10, 2011-12
- Wisden Cricketers of the year in 2015
Steve Smith has been successful in all formats of the game and has also played a major role in the highly acclaimed Indian Premier League (IPL) since he debuted. He debuted for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2010 and was transferred to Kochi Tuskers Kerala in the following year. The following years he played for two other teams for the IPL finally at present playing for the Pune Super Giants. His current side was captained by the highly talented former Indian Team Captain, MS Dhoni but the success rate of Smith and let down performance from Dhoni has made Steve Smith the current captain of the Rising Pune Supergiants.
Steve Smith has the ability to become the top performer for his national side and the way he is progressing with his batting it is not unlikely to expect him to break all the records set by the greats of the game. We wish him all the luck in his future endeavours and hope to see him reach new highs.