Steve Smith left in tears after Australia win Ashes, says 'wanted to leave my mark as captain'

Smith also spoke about captaining Australia for the first time in the iconic Test series and he was overwhelmed by how the team performed and won the series

The Ashes Urn returned to Australia on December 18 after Steve Smith & Co hammered the English visitors by an innings and 41 runs on the last day of the Perth Test at WACA. It was the first Ashes outing for Smith as the Aussie skipper. He even got a double ton in the first innings and anchored the Australian batting. After regaining the urn, Smith gave an interview to ABC radio and spoke about how he was carried away by emotions and kept crying in the dugout.

As reported by The Indian Express, describing the post-victory scenario, Smith said,

I was crying in the sheds a minute ago. Everything just came out. So much work and time have been put into this. Everyone played a part in this series, they did a great job for Australia, for their country and to get that urn back in Perth yet again.

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Smith also spoke about captaining Australia for the first time in the iconic Test series. He said,

It was my first series as captain in the Ashes. I really wanted to leave my mark and do some really great things. I’m proud of my performances but I’m really proud of everyone in that room.

Steven Smith also bagged the ‘Man of the Match’ award for his best-ever double ton. He scored 239 runs off 399 balls with 1 six and 30 boundaries.

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It was also learned from reports that on the final day, two out of three seamers were discomforted with niggles before going out on the field. The medical staff gave their support and made sure the players were ready to play. Praising them, the Aussie skipper said,

A lot of praise has to go to the medical staff to ensure those guys were ready to go and also the selectors for ensuring those three bowlers were ready. We knew what we coming up and we wanted those big three on the park to do what they have. The work that they do – the weights, the rehab, the fitness – everything they do to get themselves right for Test match cricket is incredible.

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There are still two games left in the series. The next match is going to commence from December 26 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The Aussies would definitely look forward to dominate yet again in the series.