18 Feb 2021: IPL 2021 Auction: DC rope in Australian star Steve Smith
Australian maestro Steve Smith has been acquired by the Delhi Capitals for Rs. 2.2 crore in the IPL 2021 player auction.
The Australian middle-order batsman had set his base price at Rs. 2 crore ahead of the auction.
Previously, Smith was sacked as captain of Rajasthan Royals, with wicket-keeper Sanju Samson replacing him for the role.
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Smith: Smith was backed by the RR following ball-tampering scandal
Interestingly, RR had retained Smith for Rs. 12.5 crores in 2018.
He was appointed the captain for their comeback season, however, he stepped down in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal.
Smith returned a season later, taking over the mantle from Ajinkya Rahane midway through the tournament.
However, they still missed the playoffs berth.
Fact: A look at the IPL stats of Smith
As of now, Smith has amassed 2,333 runs from 95 matches at 35.34, including one ton and 11 fifties in the Indian Premier League. He has also represented the RCB, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Pune Warriors, RR and Rising Pune Supergiant in the tournament before.