Steve Smith Posts Farewell Message For Rajasthan Royals, Downplays Injury Scare

The washout against Royal Challengers Bangalore was Steve Smith’s last match for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2019.

Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith played his final Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 clash against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Tuesday before joining Australia’s World Cup squad. Smith, who replaced Ajinkya Rahane as Rajasthan Royals skipper mid-season, wished his team good luck for the remainder of the tournament in his Instagram post. “Thank you @rajasthanroyals for the last 7 weeks. I’ve enjoyed every minute of this ipl and I’m glad to be involved with such a great franchise with so many wonderful people. Good luck in Delhi boys!  #hallabol,” Steve Smith wrote.

Smith had helped Rajasthan Royals to victory against SunRisers Hyderabad on Sunday when he took an outstretched catch to dismiss compatriot David Warner.

The former Australian captain landed heavily on the right elbow that underwent a major operation in January.

However, Smith brushed aside concerns for his surgically repaired elbow after landing awkwardly.

“All good, I just landed on it quite heavily, more heavily than I had landed on it previously,” Smith said on Tuesday.

“From the surgery I have still got some scar tissue and stuff in there and just the impact of the landing affected it a little bit, but there is nothing wrong with it, all good,” Cricket Australia’s official website reported him saying.

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