Sydney, June 25 (IANS) He may not be hitting a cricket ball on a daily basis right now, but Australia's premier batsman Steve Smith is doing everything he can to keep himself ready for the grind as and when it begins.
A Thursday morning for the batting ace started with shopping at the local markets buying fresh fruits, the former captain said in an Instagram post.
"Thursday morning down at the local markets picking out some fresh produce with @dani_willis," Smith said in his post tagging wife Dani Willis.
Smith can be seen holding bananas in one hand and a shopping basket in the other.
Recently, dashing Australia opener David Warner said that it will be interesting to see Virat Kohli and Smith clash over four Test matches. But went on to add that it was more about the two teams battling it out.
The India-Australia Test series Down Under is expected to be a thriller, especially keeping in mind the fact that the coronavirus pandemic has seen sports going into hibernation in the last few months.
"In comparison with him [Kohli] and Smith, they are obviously two of the best batters in the world across all three formats. It is going to be a great battle between them if that's what people are anticipating," David Warner said on India Today show Inspiration.
"For us, it's about Australia vs India, we don't look at individual battles. If it's individual, it's bowler vs batter. At the end of the day, we have to do our research well. We know our line and lengths to bowl in Australia. Use our conditions right. Hopefully, the contest is great between bat and ball and great spirit of cricket battle as well."