Prime Time Zone, Sports: Aussie Steve Smith, who showed excellent form in the ODI series against Team India, failed miserably in the Test series. He scored only 1, 1 *, 0, 8 in four innings in two Tests. The Australian team was in serious trouble due to Smith’s failure. He had to give up at the right time and lose the second Test. Analysts believe that Smith has overturned the technique of Indian bowlers. However, former Australia captain Kim Hughes surprised everyone by giving a different reason. Hughes says Steve Smith is failing because he is away from family and he is mentally depressed.
‘Smith is a world-class player. But his performance in the Tests was not good. He has been away from his wife Danny for four and a half months. With this he became mentally depressed. Smith found it very embarrassing to be away from his wife because of the quarantine rules. ‘ Smith has been away from his wife, Danny, since leaving for a tour of England. She recently came to Melbourne for Smith. But she was unable to meet Smith because of Kovid’s rules.