Sydney, Dec 18 (ANI): Australian captain Michael Clarke was full of praise for Steve Smith's second century in a 15-Test career, and first on Australian soil, according to reports.
According to News.com.au, Clarke said that Smith scored a beautiful hundred in England but now everything was about the first innings of the Perth Test, adding that he was happy about Smith receiving the Man of the Match award because he deserved it.
Clarke also said that he has known Smith for a long time and seen him train, adding that he has worked exceptionally hard on his game and now got the reward.
Meanwhile, Smith reiterated Clarke's view that the pain of losing had driven the team. (ANI)