Steven Smith, who’s serving a 12-month ban in international cricket, has unconcealed the ‘contributing factors’ to his downfall and stressed on the necessity to own a mental break to avoid creating wrong choices.
“I was making horrible decisions and I just felt horrible at the crease,” Smith said on Thursday (June 28) after a blazing 41-ball 61 in the opening game of the Global T20 Canada tournament.
“I suppose it all comes all the way down to the Pine Tree Statental a part of the sport and that i place most into the Ashes that it took most out of me.
A touch of a clear stage maybe is not the worst issue. Hopefully, I will be able to return and perform at a extremely high-level gain, however we’ll see what happens.”
“I normally don’t get real nervous before I play but I’ll be real honest, I was a bit nervous today,” he said. You know, three months off and I haven’t hit that many balls back home, I’ve had a couple of nets but I haven’t had a hit on turf. A hit indoors yesterday and it felt pretty good and had a bit of luck today and I didn’t feel as good as I probably ever had, but it’s nice to score some runs when you’re not feeling good. Hopefully some positive signs,” he added.