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Ish Sodhi interviews Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith

The Rajasthan Royals  Episode 2 of “The Royals Podcast” with spin consultant & former player Ish Sodhi interviewing Royals captain Steve Smith.


Steve Smith on batting stance: “It (my stance) depends on who’s bowling, how the wicket is playing, how I want to score and how people want to get me out, that probably depends how open I am. It also depends on how the field is set, where you are looking to score – everything comes into play.

“When my backfoot goes back towards off stump, and sometimes even outside it, I know that anything outside my eyeline isn’t hitting the stumps, and you shouldn’t get out if the ball is not hitting the stumps. So that began to limit the way I could get out. Sometimes I get trapped in front and you have to just say well done (to the bowler), but if it is outside my eyeline I don’t need to play at the ball.”

Steve Smith

Steve Smith