Australian cricketer Steven Smith, who remained unsold in the last year's Indian Premier League (IPL) auction, has made a surprise announcement on Twitter. Smith revealed that he will participate in the 2023 season of IPL, but with a twist. He didn't reveal his exact role in the tournament, leaving fans curious about his involvement.
Steven Smith, one of the most popular Australian cricketers, has made an announcement regarding his participation in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. Smith, who remained unsold in last year's IPL auction, revealed on his Twitter account that he will be joining the T20 tournament this year. However, he didn't disclose his role in the tournament.
March 27, 2023
Several media reports suggest that Smith will be on the mic for the TV or digital broadcaster as a commentator, but an official confirmation is still awaited. In a video posted on his Twitter account, Smith said that he is joining an exceptional and passionate team in India. He played for Rajasthan Royals (RR) for most of his IPL career, from 2014 until 2020, and his last appearance in the T20 tournament was for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2022, led by Rishabh Pant.
Smith's announcement has created quite a buzz among cricket fans, who are eagerly waiting to find out what his exact role will be in IPL 2023. It is no secret that Smith is one of the best cricketers in the world, with a massive fan following. In what can be considered as one of Smith's greatest accomplishments as Australian captain, he led his national team to a historic 2-1 series win in three-match One-Day-International series against India, in India.
The first match of IPL 2023 is scheduled on March 31, between four-time winners Chennai Super Kings and defending champions Gujarat Titans. The official television broadcasters of IPL 2023, Star Sports, have released a star-studded commentary line-up for the competition, which includes some legends like Sunil Gavaskar, Jacques Kallis, Matthew Hayden, and Virender Sehwag. In addition, the official broadcasters have confirmed that they will be providing the feed of their coverage in as many as nine languages.
In conclusion, Steven Smith's announcement has raised a lot of questions and excitement among cricket fans all over the world. Although his exact role is still uncertain, the fact that he will be a part of IPL 2023 is sure to make the tournament even more exciting. Stay tuned for more updates on Smith's involvement in IPL 2023.
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