Melbourne: Australia’s Test captain Tim Paine has indicated that if his team defeats England in the Ashes cricket series this year, he will retire from the captaincy. He also advocated the appointment of Steve Smith as the next captain.
The 36-year-old Penn (Tim Paine) has been under pressure to step down from the captaincy after Australia’s defeat in the home series against the Indian team playing without the stars at the start of the season. At the same time, Smith was the captain of Australia before the 2018 ball tampering episode.
Smith can be the next captain
Penn (Tim Paine) told News.com AU, ‘Of course I don’t make decisions but the amount of time I played under Steve’s captaincy was fantastic. He is rich in technology ‘.
He said, ‘He is very much like me. He was given the captaincy at a very young age, for which he was not ready. But by the time I arrived, it had matured. After that there was a South African incident (ball tampering). But I support him to be the next captain ‘.
Penn can leave the captaincy!
Penn (Tim Paine) has indicated that he will step down if the Australian team defeats England in the Ashes this year.
He said, ‘at least for the next six Tests. I think the time is right and if we wipe out Australia in the Ashes, then it would be the right time to go ‘.