Hyderabad: Rajasthan Royals’ captain Steve Smith was clearly struggling against his compatriot Pat Cummins who is representing Kolkata Knight Riders. Royals lost the match against KKR and former Australian bowler Brad Hogg felt that the pacer made Smith look like a tail-ender.
Smith struggled to score off Cummins and finally edged him to wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik. Speaking on his YouTube channel, Hogg said, “It was the second over in the chase where the game changed. Pat Cummins, the number one Test bowler in the world up against Steve Smith, the number one Test batsman in the world. Pat Cummins showed that he was worth the million dollars that was forked out for him this IPL. He made Steve Smith look like a lower-order batsman.”
“He had his footwork all over the shop. He was beating him on the outside edge and inside edge. Steve Smith started slogging and he nearly got out on the second-last ball of that over but finally got caught behind on the last ball,” he added.