Smith had sleeping pill ahead of final day's play


Tension and nervy moments are part and parcel of human life and Steve Smith, the Aussie skipper, is certainly one of us. Despite Australia ending the fourth day’s play of the second Ashes Test against England on a strong note, Steve Smith was sleep deprived, thinking about the possible comeback of England because of Joe Root'spresence at the crease.

He had sleeping pill to calm down nerves and provide him much needed rest. The disclosure was made by the man himself at the post-match press conference after his team went 2-0 up, defeating England comprehensively in the first day-night Test of this high profile octane battle and second match of this year’s competition.

"I had to have a sleeping pill last night," Smith said. "It has been a pretty tough 24 hours if I'm being honest, it's all part of being captain of your country, you have to make difficult decisions and sometimes you're going to make the wrong decision. It's all part of the learning experience and hopefully I can learn something from this game. I'll think back and reflect in the next day or so, what I could have done differently and better just areas I can continue to improve in my leadership and captaincy as well."

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