In a bid to keep himself engaged, Australia’s premier batsman Steve Smith engaged in a Live interaction session with fans on social media. He was bombarded with many questions and he did a good job, answering most of them. He also called India skipper Virat Kohli a ‘freak’, while referring to MS Dhoni as ‘cool’. Also Read - Indian Cricket: MS Dhoni Beats Sourav Ganguly by Slightest of Margins in Battle of The Captains
During the interaction, a fan asked him about the cash-rich Indian Premier League. Smith, who leads IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals, called IPL as the best tournament in the world. Rating Pakistan’s Babar Azam as a very good player, he called Rohit Sharma ‘Hitman’. Also Read - ICC Test Rankings: West Indies Captain Jason Holder Moves up to Second Spot in Bowlers List, Virat Kohli Static at Second Position in Batting Charts
Smith also said that KL Rahul was the one Indian player that has impressed him a lot. Since donning the wicketkeeping gloves for India, Rahul’s international career has notched up to a new level. Also Read - MS Dhoni Hasn't Given Enough Quality Players Like Sourav Ganguly Gave to Indian Cricket: Gautam Gambhir
Smith also hailed Rahul Dravid – who is a part of the Royals setup.
“What a lovely gentleman and a seriously good player,” Smith responded after a fan asked him to say something about Dravid.
In his last season with Rajasthan Royals, Smith amassed 319 runs at an average of 39.87 including three half-centuries.
Smith, who was slated to feature in the IPL will have to wait as the T20 league has been postponed indefinitely due to the pandemic.