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Steve Smith Reveals He Was Taking Doses Of Painkiller During IPL 2021

Recently in an interview, Steve Smith disclosed that he was suffering from an elbow injury in IPL 2021 and was consuming painkillers before batting

IPL 2021 auction Steve Smith
Steve Smith (Credits: BCC/IPL)

Steve Smith was dropped from Franchise Rajasthan Royals after the team’s poor run in the Indian Premier League. The captain of Rajasthan Royals getting dropped was a shocker for all the IPL fans. He went into the auction and as expected he got a place for a new team.

In the IPL 2021 auction team, Delhi Capitals purchased Steve Smith in the auction. Smith was bought by the franchise for just 2.2 crore rupees. However, DC didn’t have plans for Smith in the initial stage of the games.

Steve Smith underperformed in the first half of Indian Premier League 2021. He represented Delhi Capitals in 6 games scoring 104 runs. Smith scored his runs at an average of 26 and a strike rate of 111.82. Meanwhile, the star batsman even failed to score a fifty in this season.

The Australian batsman recently revealed something that fans do not know about. Smith stated that he was suffering an injury on his elbow which caused severe pain during the event. The 32-year-old even mentioned that he used to take painkillers before going out to bat.

“I still wasn’t quite 100 percent [during the IPL], it was still bothering me a bit, and I was playing over there medicated – taking some painkillers and anti-inflammatories every time I batted,” Smith told cricket.com.au.

“It got to a point where it wasn’t really improving much, and it probably got a little bit worse while I was over there,” SteveSmith added.

Test cricket, that’s my main goal: Steve Smith

Smith is no longer part of Australia’s tour of the West Indies and Bangladesh. He openly said during the interaction that Test cricket is his priority and he wants to be completely fit before Ashes.

“There’s still a bit of time between now and [the T20 World Cup], and I’m tracking okay at the moment – it’s slow, but I’m going okay. I’d love to be part of the World Cup, for sure, but from my point of view, Test cricket, that’s my main goal – to be right for the Ashes and try to emulate what I’ve done in the last few Ashes series I’ve been involved in,” Steve said.

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