Warner and Bancroft also received bans. [69], Smith's fielding attracted attention during the 2009–10 season with some spectacular catches in the outfield. [102] In the series he made 174 runs at an average of 43.5 runs. in Los Angeles, CA, College: His mother, Gillian Smith, is of English descent. On March 1, he signed an extension. [36], In February 2018, he was named as captain of Rajasthan Royals for the IPL 2018. [194] During the match South African fast bowler and player of the match Kagiso Rabada was suspended for the following Test after he made physical contact with Smith after he dismissed him. We have tools and resources that can help you use sports data. He has been married to Morag Smith … [93] Australia won the test by 281 runs. He would also wash their feet beforehand. Three consecutive losses, however, left his team in last position on the points table. Smith's dissatisfaction led to widespread rumors amongst the Panthers fan base that the star receiver wanted to be traded from the team for the 2011 season. Smith played 4 ODI out of 5 series against South Africa where Australia defeated South Africa 4–1 in the ODI Series. [29][30] Smith was given the captaincy of the Royals in the latter half of the 2015 season and led the team to significant victories, thus ensuring a berth for his team in the play-off part of the tournament. [24] During the 2011 IPL player auction, he was bought by Kochi Tuskers Kerala for $200,000,[25] but he had to have an ankle operation and was not available to play for them that season. He went unsold at the 2012 IPL Players Auction, but was later bought as a replacement for Mitchell Marsh by the Pune Warriors India. Steven Smith height 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm/ 1.75 m) and Weight 78 kg (172 lbs). Copyright © 2000-2020 Sports Reference LLC. [3], He and his wife have endowed an athletics scholarship at the University of Utah.[4]. After graduating from high school, Smith attended Santa Monica College. His goal is to hand out half a million pairs of shoes. Relive the career of former Carolina Panthers and Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. in this highlight retrospective. [37] However, following his admission of involvement in the Australian test side's ball tampering controversy in the Third Test in South Africa in March 2018, it was announced by the team that Smith has stood down from that role and Ajinkya Rahane took charge as the new captain for Rajasthan Royals team. Smith is a Christian. [153] Smith was Australia's highest run scorer in the series, scoring 247 runs at an average of 41, including one century and one fifty. Smith, a five-time Pro Bowl selection and three-time All-Pro, emerged as one of the NFL's most productive wide receivers of the 21st century, leading the league in catches, receiving yards, and touchdowns in 2005. In the first ODI at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Smith made his first ODI century scoring 101 runs off 118 balls to push the visitors to a 1–0 lead in the series. His Chest 42 Inches, Waist 33 Inches and Biceps Size 13 Inches. [85] At the end of the series, the urn was retained by England after winning the series 3–0. He is known as a cricketer from Australia, who was the Australia national cricket team captain for years. He said of paying for her $40,000 a year education at Ohio State: "It's not about taking and how much can you get for yourself. It’s not known whether Steve went to a college or university. The Carolina Panthers chose Smith in the third round (74th overall) during the 2001 NFL Draft. In the game, Smith finally passed Andre Johnson to become the NFL's active leader in receiving yards. [101] In the first Test match in Dubai, Smith made 22 runs in the first innings and 55 runs in the second innings but collectively lost the Test match by 221 runs. His performance in the 2009–10 domestic season where he had a first-class batting average of 50+, and a bowling average of 45+, which was later improved with the help of Shane Warne, who also praised him. After returning from suspension and scoring his first touchdown of the 2008 season, Smith presented the ball to Lucas on the sideline. [230], Following the T20I series’, Australia played Pakistan and New Zealand at home in two and three match Test series respectively. [44][45][46] After losing six out of first eight matches of the season, Smith was appointed as the captain of the Rajasthan Royals by replacing Ajinkya Rahane. Steve Smith explains his introduction to Baltimore Raven head coach John Harbaugh at his first Pro Bowl. Perhaps you know a thing or two about Steve Smith, however, how well do you know about him? [16], By the end of the 2009–10 domestic season, Smith had a first-class batting average of over 50 after 13 first-class matches. [138], Next followed a three Test home series against New Zealand. Australia went on to draw the second Test. During the final Ashes match in Sydney, Smith reached the milestone of 6,000 Test runs in 111 innings, becoming the equal second-fastest player and also the youngest Australian, ever to do so. Steve Smith and his new wife, Dani Willis, are probably happy in their life together. First batsman to register ten successive scores of 50 or more against a single opponent in Test history. Coming in at 2/65 before lunch on a rain affected day four, Smith batted until the closure of play on day five and scored yet another century, finishing with a defiant 102* from 275 deliveries to guide Australia to a draw and denying England of its first victory in Australia since 2011. He finished his schooling and education at the Menai High School, and then he went to England to play cricket. In 2003, Smith's 404 postseason yards were the most since Jerry Rice gained 409 yards in 1988.