The former Australian skipper Steve Smith on Tuesday said that he cannot wait to participate in the Test on Pakistan Soil. His longstanding dream is going to be fulfilled when the tourists land in Pakistan for a five-day dame after 24 years.
Steve Smith’s statement
Smith during a media interaction said that he always dreamt of playing a Test series in Pakistan because he feels that it is very challenging. Finally, he is getting what he wanted for a while. He added that it feels good to be part of a historic tour that could witness the full return of international cricket in Pakistan.
Steve Smith also added that many of them are coming to Pakistan for the first time. Therefore, it is an exciting tour for them and they are always seeking some challenging cricket.
The current vice-captain also praised the skipper Pat Cummins for leading the team in a fantastic manner in Test Cricket. Steve Smith also expects the pitches there to help the spinners.
Steve Smith on the security provided for them
He made clear that the security provided them in Pakistan made them feel completely safe for him and his teammates. Since they are traveling on a tour to Pakistan for the first time in 24 years, the team needs to be incredibly safe.
It was necessary to ensure security because the spinner Ashton Agar’s partner received a death threat via social media days before the start of the first Test.
The Pakistan Cricket Board and Cricket Australia later confirmed that they had inquired about the threat and did not find it credible.
Steve Smith on his concussion
The former Australian skipper said that Pakistan has a good Test side and the people there are passionate about the game and the coming series.
When asked about the concussion that he sustained while fielding when his head hit the ground, he replied that he feels okay now.
Smith also added that he has progressed well and it’s the first session for him facing pace bowling. He confirmed that he is recovering from the concussion he has faced.