Steven Smith The Australian team captain adduces mental fatigue for downward spiral. Smith who was serving a 1 year ban in international cricket, has emphasized on the need to have a mental break to avoid making wrong decisions.
Steven Smith adduces psychological fatigue for downward spiral
“I was making horrible decisions and I just felt horrible at the crease,” Smith said on Thursday (June 28, 2018) after a blazing opening game of the Global T20 Canada tournament. “I think it all comes down to part of the game and I put so much into the Ashes that it took so much out of me. I’ll be able to come back and perform at a really high-level gain, but we’ll see what happen.
“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 3 month off and I haven’t hit that many balls back home, I have had a couple of nets but I haven’t had a hit on turf.
In his return to competitive cricket, the 29-year old did not long to away the ground running as he smashed 8 fours and a six in his knock to help his side. Kick off on a winning note against Chris Gayl’s Vancouver Knights.
While Smith decided the factors behind the stress he had gone through, the World number one test batsman also threw light on having adequate breaks to stay mentally fit and avoid ‘horrible decision.’
The next month Steven Smith getting married to his longtime girlfriend Dani Willis, a proposal he is hoping to translate whilst dedicated most part of his time to his home cricket club Sydney’s grade competition.
Smith also thanks his friend and family for offering constant support during tough times and has promised to come back strong.
“People have asked me if I’m going to play a lot of tournaments around the world while I’m suspended from international cricket and I am going to play this one and go for there.