Former Australian skipper Steve Smith has made it to the 2018 Australian Financial Review (AFP) Young Rich List for the first time despite being handed over a one-year suspension by Cricket Australia for his role in a massive ball-tampering scandal. In the year 2018, the 29-year-old has collected a total personal wealth of USD 27 million, news.com.au reported. Overall, the batsman is placed on 95th position in the AFR Rich List. Also Read - India vs England, 3rd Test: The Top Facts About Motera Stadium
The list is headed by Australian basketball player Andrew Bogut, who recently joined the National Basketball League’s Sydney Kings. Also Read - REVEALED | Why Royal Challengers Bangalore Backed Out After First Bid For Steve Smith at IPL Auction | WATCH
In March, Smith, along with opener David Warner, was handed a one-year ban by the Cricket Australia following a massive ball-tampering scandal that took place during the third Test match of the four-match series against South Africa at New Lands. Also Read - Don’t be Surprised if Steve Smith Gets Hamstring Strain The Day Plane is Meant to Fly for IPL: Michael Clarke on Delhi Capitals New Recruit
Subsequently, the right-hand batsman had not only lost the Australian captaincy but also some lucrative associations including the Indian Premier League contract.