Steve Smith IPL Comeback
From playing for Pune Warriors in 2012 to leading Rajasthan Royals to victory in 2020, let's take a look at Smith's IPL journey.
Smith went unsold in the IPL 2022 auction and later opted out of registering for the mini-auction for the 16th season.
On Monday, Smith confirmed his participation in IPL 2023 through a video posted on Twitter, leaving fans of Kolkata Knight Riders ecstatic.
Overall, Smith played for four different franchises in IPL, including Rajasthan Royals and Rising Pune Supergiants.
Smith played 103 matches in the league and scored 2485 runs, including a hundred during his last stint with Delhi Capitals in 2021.
Minutes after Smith posted the video, his social media handle was flooded with requests from Indian fans, the most notable of those were from KKR.
KKR fans are hoping Smith will join their side as they are desperately looking for a captaincy option after Shreyas Iyer was reportedly ruled out of the entire season.
However, there are also rumors that Smith may return to the IPL to join the commentary team instead.
As fans eagerly await Smith's next move, one thing is for sure: his return to the IPL in 2023 is highly anticipated.