Graeme Smith is set to play active Cricket again?




Ahead of South Africa’s important clash against West Indies on Saturday this weekend, the news doing the round that ace cricketer Graeme Smith is set to play cricket again. The former Proteas test skipper is currently in Australia and attending ICC Cricket World Cup matches as a cricket expert.

Graeme Smith is set to play active Cricket again?

Graeme Smith is set to play active Cricket again?

While he can be seen expressing his views and expert advices over electronic and print media regarding this edition of the Cricket World Cup, but sources added that he is seriously contemplating to return to active cricket once again. He played his last domestic T20 almost a year back.

Graeme Smith in Action

  • He played 117 tests and scored 9265 runs with an average of 48. He also hit 27 tons and 38 fifties.
  • He Played 197 ODIs and scored 6989 runs with an average of 38. He hit 10 tons and 47 fifties.
  • He has played 33 T20Is also and scored 982 runs (Avg-32) and hit 5 half centuries.
  • He continues playing T20 matches (post retirement), but didn’t play any of them since May last year due to injury.

Recently, Graeme Smith met with his former team mates including the members of the present South African World Cup squad such as AB de Villiers, Morne Morkel, Dale Steyn and others. Pictures were posted in social media and fans are impatiently waiting to hear some important announcement about Graeme Smith’s return.

According to media reports the batsman has recently indicated that he might return to active cricket. The flamboyant opener has announced his retirement from international cricket in March 2014 in the third test against Australia.

The Records of Graeme Smith at a Glance

  • Smith is the most capped test captain ever in the history of cricket. He led the team in 109 international Test Matches.
  • He holds the world record for most test Victories as a test captain. He won 53 tests while leading South Africa.
  • Smith has successfully achieved a series victory in England after 43 years.
  • It was Graeme Smith’s immaculate captaincy that helped the Proteas beat Australia in Australia after 16 years.
  • He holds the record for leading the Proteas squad at a very young age of 22-year.
  • The left handed batsman scored 27 centuries in his test career, in which South Africa were never defeated.

The Titans, South African T20 team has been reported to show a keen interest to hire the 34-year-old veteran cricketer for domestic matches. The officials have admitted that coach of the said franchise has spoken to Smith and asked if the classy batsman is ready to make a comeback then he is welcome to the squad. However Graeme Smith is yet to officially take a call on it.

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Atish Home Chowdhury is a freelance writer. sports are inseparable from him. He especially loves WWE, Cricket and other sports. It was long ago during his childhood he aimed to become a cricketer first but his creativity didn’t allow him to become a player. Instead he chose to be a sports journalist. This fulfills my aim both as a creative person as well as it keeps me inside the world of sports too.

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