As the former Australia skipper celebrates his 33rd birthday

The cricket game is full of intriguing stories, and Steven Peter Devereux Smith's is no exception

The legendary Australian batsman, who made his debut as a leg-spinner against Pakistan, has ascended to the ranks of the all-time batting greats.

Steven Smith and the Indian bowling assault appear to be a match made in heaven.

Smith ensures that he makes the most of his Australian whites against the Indian bowling assault.

The Boxing Day Test match is crucial to the Australian players. Rising to the situation in 2014, Steven Smith hammered 192 runs against the Indian youngsters in what is now regarded as one of his best Test innings.

Smith batted for about 433 minutes and demonstrated excellent patience.

The match also saw excellent batting from Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane, and after the match, MS Dhoni announced his retirement from the red-ball format.

Steve Smith was fiercely chastised by many cricket purists worldwide for his unconventional trigger action.

Unfazed by the criticism, Steve Smith continued to score runs for himself and his team.

Another Steve Smith exceptional was witnessed in Kingston, Jamaica, which has a challenging surface