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Indian Premier League 2021: Do not Suppose Steve Smith Will Give Up 11 Weeks With Household For Rs 2.2 Crore, Says Michael Clarke | Cricket News

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Steve Smith, who captained Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2020, was purchased by Delhi Capitals on Thursday.© BCCI/IPL

Michael Clarke, former Australia captain, feels that Steve Smith could not wish to board the flight to India for the Indian Premier League (IPL) after he was purchased for Rs 2.2 crore by the Delhi Capitals on the participant public sale on Thursday. Clarke, whereas talking on the Huge Sports activities Breakfast podcast, mentioned that he felt Smith just isn’t going to remain 11 weeks away from his household and companion for simply Rs 2.2 crore. The previous Australia skipper additionally added that he was a bit stunned {that a} participant like Smith, who is among the greatest batsman on the planet, received such a modest deal on the public sale.

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“For somebody like Smith, who’s on a great contract with Cricket Australia, for him to go away on an eight-week tour or he is most likely gonna be there for 9 weeks and then you definitely gotta do two weeks of quarantine whenever you get again, so name it 11 weeks. I do not assume he is gonna hand over 11 weeks away from his household and his companion for 380,000 AUD (Rs 2.2 crore),” Clarke mentioned.

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Clarke additionally added that he will not be stunned if Smith pulls up his hamstring simply earlier than boarding the airplane to India.

“I do know his T20 performances have not been nearly as good as he would have like – final yr’s IPL he wasn’t nice for Rajasthan (Royals). I am very stunned he has gone for the amount of cash he has, slightly below 400,000 AUD – which continues to be good cash. If he goes away for eight weeks, it’s nonetheless good cash however whenever you take a look at what he was getting (final season) and his function as captain of Rajasthan, do not be stunned if there’s somewhat hamstring pressure the day the airplane is supposed to fly to India,” Clarke added. 

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The 2015 World Cup-winning captain was additionally left stunned that Australia’s limited-overs captain Aaron Finch could not discover a single bid on the participant public sale. 

“In no sport on the planet are you able to captain Australia and miss out on a event with a truckload of groups. Do not inform me Aaron Finch just isn’t ok to be part of a kind of IPL groups,” Clarke talked about.

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