In preparation for the third Test of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023 at the Holkar Stadium in Indore, Australia’s interim captain Steve Smith talked openly about the extremely intriguing and “exciting” activity he engaged in.
In the absence of Pat Cummins, Australia’s normal Test captain, Smith has been given the captaincy duties. The choice proved to be quite wise, as Australia recovered from two crushing defeats in the first two Tests to defeat India convincingly by nine wickets in the third Test.
Steve Smith discusses the secret to his successful leadership in a game of chess.
Every ball in the chess game has significance. It’s enjoyable to move individuals and try to provoke the batter’s thoughtThe 33-year-old claimed this in the third Test’s post-game press conference. There different and were just playing games with them he added.
The right-handed batter claimed that he approached serving as captain similarly to playing chess. To think, strategize, and arrange players on the field in such a way that the adversary is completely perplexed, similar to chess. The star hitter was inspired to always bring out the best in his team by playing mind tricks on the opposition.
He continued by saying that he really enjoys playing and leading his team in India. He listed the challenging conditions in India as one of the main causes, saying that this encourages people to constantly think creatively and be ingenious.looking for a strategy.
I think it’s my favourite spot to captain in the entire planet. There isn’t much going on, you kind of stick to the same game plan and trust what you are trying to accomplish, you play with a third slip or put a square-leg up or back or pull a third slip to cover, you think about how you play back home in Australia. You need to be quite proactive in this part of the world. Each ball is an event, and each ball has the power to influence what happens at the next ball. something I genuinely adore. Smith continued I felt like I handled it well this wee.
and it was enjoyable.
In the third Test, Smith’s leadership abilities received praise. a few of his single fieldsSeveral game-changing choices placed India on the back foot.