Steve Smith posts a lovely birthday wish for wife Dani Willis

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Australia batting mainstay Steve Smith wished wife Dani Willis on her birthday by sharing a lovely picture of the two on social media.


“Happy birthday @dani_willis I hope you have a great day. I love you,” Smith wrote in his post on Instagram.


Smith, who scored 98 runs off 102 balls in the second ODI against India in Rajkot, tied the knot with long-time girlfriend Willis on September 15 last year.

Smith, meanwhile, rued the loss of three quick wickets in the middle overs, including his own, that proved decisive in Australia’s 36-run loss to India in the Rajkot ODI.


India posted a fighting 340 for six on a flat track with opener Shikhar Dhawan top-scoring with 90-ball 96 and then bowled out the visitors for 304 to level the three-match series 1-1.

“The area where we lost it was losing the three wickets in between 30 and 40 overs and not having someone there that could start to launch,” Smith said after the game on Friday.

“If we had someone that had been out there for a while, perhaps things may have been different but that was probably where we lost it,” he added.


Australia lost three quick wickets between the 30 and 40 overs. Marnus Labuschagne was dismissed in the 31st over and wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav accounted for both Alex Carrey and Smith in the 38th over which turned out to be a game-changer.

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