Steve Smith explains his bizarre ‘chainsaw’ celebration was a hoax at Marnus Labuschagne’s expense
Steve Smith explains his bizarre ‘chainsaw’ celebration was a hoax at Marnus Labuschagne’s expense after he broke Don Bradman’s record with a century against South Africa
- Steve Smith detailed his unusual “chainsaw” celebration at SCG on Thursday
- Was a playful jab at teammate Marnus Labuschagne that “frustrated” Smith.
- Smith, 33, has now plundered 30 Test centuries in his storied career for Australia
Steve Smith has opened up about his bizarre “chainsaw” celebration after hitting his 30th Test Century on Thursday.
The 33-year-old admitted it was a hoax at the expense of Marnus Labuschagne that caused an uproar in the Australians’ dressing room.
“I think it was this morning when Marn complained about being ‘cut off the chain,'” Smith revealed at the end of a rain-punctuated second day in Sydney.
‘Anrich’s ball that got him out got thrown up a bit and got a chainsaw. “I said to him, ‘I thought you were going to be around 70 anyway, so you’re right.’
‘He’s like, ‘Stop being so negative Steve. I hope you get sawed with the chainsaw today.’
Steve Smith has opened up about his bizarre “chainsaw” celebration after hitting his 30th Test Century on Thursday
Smith admitted it was a hoax at Marnus Labuschagne’s expense that got the Australian dressing room in trouble at the SCG
“So I said, ‘Okay, when I get 100, I’m going to point to the chainsaw.’ So that was essentially it.”
Labuschagne was sacked by South African speedy Anrich Nortje at 79 on the first day of the third Test at the SCG after sending a nasty delivery to wicketkeeper Kyle Verreynne.
Smith and Labuschagne, both prolific run scorers for Australia, share a passion for the relentless hitting.
Smith’s personal milestone was significant – it was his 30th Test century that took him past Sir Donald Bradman’s 29 tons.
He now sits level with Matt Hayden and behind only Ricky Ponting (41) and Steve Waugh (32) with the most Test hundreds for Australia.
Smith also had journalists searching for their laptops after stating that this could be his last summer in Australia at a testing level.
Labuschagne was dismissed at 79 by South African speedy Anrich Nortje on the first day of the third Test at the SCG after a nasty delivery which he edged
On Friday, Smith retracted his bombshell comments, explaining he’s “always very cryptic about this stuff,” before adding that he’s “going nowhere” and “feels comfortable where everything is.”
Usman Khawaja remains unbeaten with 195 points, on the third day no game is possible until 15:00 local time due to rain.
The competition seems headed for a draw thanks to bad weather.
Australia leads the three test series 2-0.
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