The biography of the renowned Australian batsman Steve Smith is best explored through a delve into his remarkable career in the bat-and-ball game. Steve was ranked as the Top-Test batsman worldwide as at June 2018 by the ICC Player Rankings. On the 30th day of December 2017, the Australian top-order batsman hit a Test batting ranking of 947 which is rated as the second-highest behind Don Bradman who presently occupies the highest position at 961.
Although his initial position was that of a right-arm leg spinner, Steve Smith was moved to play primarily as a batsman when it was discovered that he was better at batting after a few matches. He has been a known name in the Australian team since the beginning of 2013 and by late 2015, he had already taken over the position of the team’s captain from Michael Clarke who had been the custodian prior to that period.
The 45th captain of the Australian national cricket team has been labeled one of the best batsmen worldwide and mostly bats at number 3 or 4.
Steve Smith (Cricketer) Wife, Parents, Family
The well-known Australian cricketer was born into the Christian household of Peter and Gillian Smith. His Australian dad has a B.A in Chemistry while his mum, Gillian, is of English descent. Steve was raised alongside his sister Kristie Smith who is a few years older than him.
The love life of the Australian Top-order batsman is a simple one, he has been in love with Dani Willis, a student of law since 2011 and while on holiday in New York City in June 2017, the lovebirds officially announced their engagement.
The duo met in 2011 during the first season of the Big Bash League which is a popular Australian cricket league. Steve and Dani love spending quality time together and are fascinated by horse and horse racing. The couple is not publicity-shy as they have been spotted several times posing together for photographs in public.
Now that we have explored the life and career of the famed cricketer, let us look into the life of his girlfriend Dani who took a ride to fame on the shoulders of her celebrated cricketer boyfriend. She is a graduate of Macquarie University; during her years at college, Dani was active in the university’s water polo team. Even though she never had glowing records as a water polo player, she will always be remembered as a dedicated member of the team. Dani has always loved water and is a competent swimmer.
Other Facts About The Cricketer
Birth and Educational Details
The Australian Top-order batsman was born as Steven Peter Devereux Smith in Kogarah, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on the 2nd day of June 1989. The data on his educational background says he was at Menai High School but had to drop out at the age of 17 in order to pursue a career in cricketing.
Steve Smith stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches and weighs a total of 80 kg to match his height. The sportsman’s chest waist and biceps respectively measure 42, 33, and 13 inches. He is a natural blond with light blue eyes.
The blond cricketer has won several awards which include; ICC Test Player of the Year and ICC Cricketer of the Year, both of which he won in 2015. Other trophies are Australian One Day International Player of the Year (2015), Australian Test Player of the Year (2015 and 2018), Australian One Day International Player of the Year, etc.
Steve Smith’s Net Worth
The Australian cricketer has an estimated net worth of $9 million (AUD), although his past salaries are not known, his 2017 income has been broken down as follows; $1.12 million (AUD) as Retainer Fee, $14,000 (AUD) as Per Test fee, $5,000 (AUD) as per T20 fee and $7,000 (AUD) which comes in as Per ODI Fee.
Hobbies and Favorite Things
After cricket, Steve’s second love is baseball, though he still finds time to indulge in other hobbies like photography, rugby, scuba diving, and watching tennis.
Steve Smith has a whole lot of favorite things, his best movie is Home Alone 2: Lost in New York while his favorite television shows are Las Vegas, CSI, Two and a Half Men, and One Tree Hill. He has several favorite musicians like Florence + The Machine, Little Birdy, Vampire Weekend, La Roux, and The Killers. The sportsman’s favorite food is Chicken Schnitzel, Acai and he loves to eat at the Clovelly Hotel in Sydney.