Many people have successful careers, but only a select handful can claim a career that has gone beyond the sport they play to become a national institution in their home country. One of these persons, Steve Smith, has been able to do precisely that with his career, which has grown in popularity across Cricket history over time.
Steve Smith is an Australian cricketer and former Australian captain. He is a crucial member of the Australian side in all three formats. At the age of 21, he made his Test debut in 2010 and was touted as the next “Shane Warne”. Steve Smith made his debut by demonstrating his ability as a leg-spinner. But, when he got the chance as a batsman in the lower order he had done a tremendous job.
Many people thought he was better with the bat than with the ball. In 2013 he started shifting his focus on batting and from thereon his career went upward. After being involved in the ball-tampering incident, Smith’s reputation took a knock when he was given a one-year ban from international cricket. Steve Smith, on the other hand, showed greater resiliency with his outstanding performance in the 2019 ICC World Cup and the Ashes.
Smith has scored 27 Test centuries, 11 ODI centuries. In the Sheffield Shield, he had his best bowling stats of seven wickets for 64 runs (7/64) for New South Wales against South Australia. On December 30, 2017, he had the second-highest Test batting rating of all time, trailing only Don Bradman’s 961 mark. We’ll discuss his career, cars, controversies, personal life, etc. in this article.
Steve Smith Net Worth
Smith’s total net worth is believed to be $25 million USD or about 175 crore rupees in Indian currency. The majority of his income and net worth came from cricket and sponsorship. Smith’s brand is also highly valuable, as he is widely recognized as one of the world’s most respected and one of the modern great players.
Steve Smith Net Worth over the years
|Year||Net Worth (in rupees)|
Steve Smith’s Source of Income
IPL and other T20 Leagues
Steve Smith is one current generation’s best test batsmen but he emerged on the scene because of his T20 batting. The New South Wales batsman has played all over the world in different leagues. He was picked by Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2010 for 13 lakhs and has featured for 6 franchises till now in World’s richest league.
Smith was then picked by Kochi Tuskers Kerala for 92 lakhs in 2011 but after the dissolution of the team, he then was picked as a replacement in 2012 IPL by Pune Warriors India for 1 crore. The major turnaround came in 2014 mega auctions when he was snapped up by Rajasthan Royals for a whopping 4 crores and even captained them for a few matches in 2015. After the Rajasthan side was banned then he moved to Rising Pune Supergiants for 4 crores.
In 2018, when Rajasthan Royals returned to IPL then again they trusted the Australian magician and retained him for a record 12.5 crores. But after the 2018, tampering controversy, he missed that season and returned in 2019. After failing to take Rajasthan Royals through to playoffs, he was again released and now plays for Delhi Capitals for 2.2 crores.
Smith has featured in many big leagues like Big Bash, CPL, T20 Blast and played for Worcestershire, Sydney Sixers, Barbados Tridents, Comilla Victorians till now which contributes to his income heavily.
|Year||Salary (in rupees)|
Steve Smith’s Brand Endorsements
Athletes’ salaries are heavily influenced by brand endorsements, and Steve Smith is no different. He is Australia’s youth icon and he endorses many top brands. Steve Smith has made money from a variety of partnerships with companies such as New Balance who is a brand that specializes in sports. some of his current brands’ endorsements are
- Commonwealth Bank
- Weet Bix
Steve Smith Social Media Appearance
Steve Smith is very active on Instagram and is often seen doing various QNA sessions with his fans. He also regularly posts pictures of him and his wife doing gym workouts and Long runs.
|Social Media Platform||Followers|
|2.7 million followers|
|1.8 million followers|
|5.3 million followers|
Steve Smith Cars
Steve Smith is a passionate car racing lover. He is often seen on many Formula one events and Horse Races during his free time. Smith has many big luxurious cars in his collection worth around 8.6 crores (AU$1.5 million). Surely a flamboyant car collection depicts his flamboyance in cricket.
|BMW||BMW M2||1 crore +|
|Audi||Audi Q7||80 Lakhs +|
|Mercedes Benz||Mercedes-Benz C200||45 Lakhs +|
|Porsche||Porsche Cayenne||1.20 crores +|
|BMW||BMW 530d M Sport||65 Lakhs +|
Steve Smith’s Property
Steve Smith is one of the wealthiest cricketers of the Australian team, he owns a Mansion in Vaucluse, Sydney Australia which is worth a whopping INR 37 Crores ($6.6 million). He is an active investor in real estate also. He owns property worth more than $10 million across Sydney which he basically rents or has kept for long Investment purposes.
Steve Smith’s Investment
Smith is not only a great cricketer but also a great businessman. He has invested in many startups and owns a good amount of stakes in those companies. In 2015, he invested AU$100,000 (₹48 lakh) in a small start-up named “Koala” which is a mattress, furniture company, and took 10% of their stake. Now “Koala” is worth more than AU$ 150 million and is one of the biggest mattress and furniture companies in Australia. He is also an active investor and has invested AU$ 100,000 in other start-ups like Cashrewards. Some of his other investments are
Steve Smith Personal and Family life
1. Family and Personal info
Steve Smith was born in Kogarah, Sydney, on June 2, 1989, to an Australian father, Peter, who holds a chemistry degree, and an English mother, Gillian. Smith attended Menai High School before leaving at the age of 17 to play cricket in England for Sevenoaks Vine in the Kent Cricket League. Smith holds dual British and Australian citizenship due to his mother’s birth in London.
|Full name||Steven Peter Devereux Smith|
|Date of Birth||2 June 1989|
|Birth Place||Sydney, Australia|
|Domestic Cricket debut||2007/08 for New South Wales|
|IPL Debut||06 April 2012 v Mumbai Indians|
|TEST Debut||13 July 2010 v Pakistan|
|ODI Debut||19 February 2010 v West Indies|
|T20I Debut||06 February 2010 v Pakistan|
2. Favourite Things: Hobbies, Friends, etc
|Best Friend||Marnus Labuschagne, Pat Cummins|
|Favorite Band||Little Birdy|
|Favorite Movie||Home Alone 2 – Lost In New York|
|Favorite Show||Two & A Half Men, Las Vegas|
|Favorite Social media platform|
|Favorite food||Chicken Schnitzel, Acai|
|Favorite Restaurant||Clovelly Hotel, Sydney|
|Favorite Cricketer||Ricky Ponting|
|Favorite Sportsperson||Roger Federer|
|Favorite Game after Cricket||Tennis|
|Hobbies||Scuba Diving, Photography, Watching Tennis, Baseball & Rugby|
3. Affairs and Marriage
Steve Smith is a very flamboyant cricketer but in real life, he is very simple. Smith did not openly talk about his love life and affairs and is married to Dani Willis, a Macquarie University commerce and law student and former swimmer and water polo player. They began dating Smith in 2011.
While on vacation in New York in June 2017, they announced their engagement. On September 15, 2018, they tied the knot in Berrima, New South Wales. They both are beautiful together and can be easily seen posting their gym workouts which show their chemistry.
Steve Smith Controversies
Steve Smith is one of the greats of the game and often makes headlines for his extraordinary achievements but during his illustrious career, he has made headlines for wrong reasons as well. Some of his controversies are
- Steve Smith erupted a Controversy in 2017 during Australian Tour of India were he was caught taking advice from dressing room for taking DRS or not which is against ICC. This incident was a hot topic in the media then and this incident is now famous as “Brain Fade”.
- In 2018, the biggest setback came in Smith’s career which tarnished his image. He was the Captain of Australia during their tour of South Africa and Cameron Bancroft was caught red handed on camera for tampering the ball. Later on Smith confessed in a Press Conference which raised many eyebrows and tarnished his image. He was banned for 1-year because of that incident.
Steve Smith career stats
Steve Smith’s Achievements
- Steve Smith won ICC cricketer of the year award in 2015 and 2017
- He was ICC Test Player of the year in 2015 and 2017
- He was part of ICC Test team of year in 2015,2016,2017
- He was part of ICC ODI team of year in 2015
- He won Wisden Cricketer of the Year award in 2015
- He won Allan Border Medal in 2015 and 2018
Unknown Facts about Steve Smith
- Steve Smith was touted as the next Shane Warne in the early phase of his career.
- He loves Tennis and Idolize Roger Federer
- He is passionate for Horse Races and even owns three horse
- Steve Smith has a bad habit of doing shadow practice during mid night
- Steve Smith is only Cricketer to be part both 2011 new franchises Kochi Tuskers Kerala and Pune Warriors India
- He is a very successful entrepreneur.
- He is huge fan of Rugby
- Steve Smith holds dual English-Australian Citizenship.
FAQs about Steve Smith
Ans No, Ricky Ponting is currently the highest run-scorer.
Ans 8 Centuries in Test and 5 Centuries in ODIs.
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