Sporting News – Joe Root says that Steve Smith’s light-hearted reaction during the post-match news conference after the first Test will spur England on in Adelaide.
- Joe Root says that Steve Smith’s light-hearted reaction during the post-match news conference after the first Test will spur England on in Adelaide.
- MORE: He’s one of the biggest sledgers in cricket – Smith hits back at Anderson | Young Australian cricketer charged with two counts of rapeThe Australian skipper struggled to keep his giggles under control in Brisbane as the press questioned Cameron Bancroft over his head butt incident with Jonny Bairstow.
- Smith was in high spirits after his side sealed a comprehensive 10-wicket win, and that led to him laughing his way through Bancroft’s response.
- That image has stuck with Root and his players as they prepare for the first day-night Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval, and England intend to use it for added motivation.
- “To see a reaction like that in a press conference is I mean if that can’t get you up for the next game then I don’t know what can.