Known for his immense appetite for batting, Australian cricketer Steve Smith on Wednesday took to Instagram and shared a video where he is honing his hand-eye coordination via isolation batting during the coronavirus lockdown. In the video, Steve Smith can be seen continuously hitting a tennis ball against the wall. Also Read - Athletes Allowed to Self-Nominate as Ministry Extends Deadline For National Sports Awards
He captioned the video, “Just a little bit of #isobatting to keep up the hand-eye coordination #cricketdrill #stayhome #stayactive.” Also Read - National Competitions Should Resume From October, no Contact Sport Till There's a Vaccine: Narinder Batra
Smith, who was supposed to play for the Rajasthan Royals in the cash-rich Indian Premier League, will have to wait as the T20 tournament has been postponed indefinitely amid the lockdown.
The Australian cricketer, who made a comeback to cricket in the 2019 Cricket World Cup after the completion of his one year ban for ball-tampering, has been spending most of his time at home.
Meanwhile, he remained optimistic about going back on the field.
“It has been a pretty long year with the World Cup and Ashes, a few away one day tours. So, this rest is not the worst thing but hopefully, it is for a few weeks. I am pretty keen to get back to playing,” Smith told Ish Sodhi during a podcast organised by Rajasthan Royals.