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IND vs AUS: My time as captain is finished, that is Patty’s group, says Steve Smith

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Australia’s stand-in skipper Steve Smith has made it clear that he has little interest in captaincy as it is a Pat Cummins group.

“My time as captain is done. This is Patty’s team” Smith advised reprters after the match.

Steve Smith has received all three Tests as captain within the absence of Pat Cummins. Cummins has missed three Tests over the previous 18 months, for various causes, with Smith stepping up for the position.

Australia defeated England by 275 runs at Adelaide Oval in 2021 earlier than toppling the West Indies by 419 runs.

Former Australia opener Matthew Hayden has heaped reward on Steve Smith.

“He was inspired yesterday,” former Australian batter Matthew Hayden mentioned in commentary.

“You could tell that he was right in the match. He has been brilliant. Tactically on point, up for the challenge.”

Steve Smith additionally turned the primary touring captain to win two Tests in India since former England skipper Alastair Cook achieved the feat in 2012. He can also be the primary Australian captain to win a Test in India on a number of excursions.

During the post-match presentation, Smith mentioned he enjoys captaining within the sub-continent.

“I really enjoyed this week. I like captaining in this part of the world. I feel like I understand the conditions really well and the intricacies of the game,” Smith mentioned within the post-match presentation.

“There’s an occasion each ball … it’s rather a lot completely different to the opposite components of the world.

“I think I did a reasonable job this week.”

Australia defeated India by 9 wickets inside two and half days to win the Indore Test.