Australian batsman Steve Smith recently revealed that he is ‘not in a nice place’ and remains doubtful for the upcoming clash against Afghanistan in the ongoing World Cup 2023. The match will be contested at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday, November 7.
While speaking on the eve of the game, Steve Smith revealed that he has been dealing with vertigo. He also indicated that he was not feeling great at the moment but is hopeful to be fit tomorrow.
“I’ve had a bit of vertigo stuff the last day or so, so it’s just been a bit annoying. Hopefully I can get through training today and be all good. But, yeah, it’s not a nice place to be. Occasionally, I’ve had a few episodes [before], so I can tell you it’s not the funnest space to be in, but yeah, I’ll go out and have a hit [in the nets] and hopefully be okay and we’ll see how we go,” Steve Smith was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
“I think I’ll be okay. Yeah, I’m not feeling great at present but I’ll have a hit and see how we go so hopefully all good,” he added.
Following the pre-game press conference, Steve Smith took to the batting nets and initially shown no symptoms of discomfort. He took a quick break after accepting a couple of throwdowns from the Australian support staff. He engaged in more throwdowns after returning, and he was even spotted displaying his trademark drives and flicks. He stepped down the course and unleashed some high drives as well.