Steve Smith batted valiantly after being hit on the head and arm by Jofra Archer in the clash
Amazon is producing a special series on Australian cricket and one clip was shared of Steve Smith and Jofra Archer from the Ashes.
The streaming giant’s series is an eight-part documentary which starts right after Australia were called out for their ball-tampering against South Africa.
Smith was one of the stars involved and he was banned from cricket. However, he came back from his suspension and had scored centuries in both innings of the first Ashes Test.
The second clash took place at Lord’s with Archer coming into the England side. He is the fastest bowler for the Three Lions and a clash against Smith was going to be tasty.
Archer didn’t let up and bowled extremely quickly to the Aussies. One ball smacked Smith on his arm and there were fears that he had broken it.
Justin Langer, in the Aussie dressing room, was worried about the impact but Smith soldiered on.
Another delivery caught him in the helmet and the batsman was down for a while. Several Aussie players were worried about Smith but he came back on later in the day to battle, despite suffering a heavy knock.
👀 SPECIAL SNEAK PEEK 👀
Watch the dramatic scenes unfold in the Aussie camp during the epic Ashes battle between Steve Smith and Jofra Archer at Lord's.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 15, 2020
Smith proves his mettle
Smith had to be replaced later in the Test due to the concussion protocol, but this was just proof of how strong mentally he is.
The 30-year-old made a mistake when tampering with the ball in the past, but that hasn’t affected his batting.
That incident will remain a blot in his career but he will still go down as one of the greatest batsmen Australia have produced.
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The 30-year-old is currently with the Australia One Day side as they face India. They beat the Men in Blue comprehensively in the first ODI by 10 wickets and the second one takes place on Friday.
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