Steven Smith: The small wonder

Guess who? Look at the solid defence off the frontfoot; the elbow pointing towards the bowler. Nice and easy for a picture. Looks like Steven Smith had that starry side to him even as a child. Here is a photo of young Smith, which was shared by his Australia teammate Mitchell Johnson on Instagram.

From the promising youngster, who initially struggled to live-up to his potential to a man touted as Australia’s future captain Smith has come a long way since his international debut in 2010.

When he burst on to the scene, Smith was seen as this spin-bowling hope. However, as years progressed, he moved up the batting order and is now one of their most reliable batsmen. No surprise! This picture is early evidence of his batting talent.