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Steve Waugh likens Smith's appetite for runs with Sachin, Ponting

by Athar Ansari Dec 01, 2017 • 17:19 PM

Sydney, Dec 1 (CRICKETNMORE) - Legendary Australia batsman Steve Waugh on Friday said current skipper Steve Smith's hunger for runs is similar to Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar and Kangaroo great Ricky Ponting.

Waugh felt that Smith, who stroked an unbeaten 141 to steer the Kangaroos to a 10-wicket win in the Ashes opener in Brisbane, will rewrite the record books.

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"He's almost going to rewrite the history books the way he is playing, 21 centuries in 57 Tests -- and he didn't do so well in his first 10 or so," Waugh told reporters here. "He's got an insatiable appetite for runs, a bit like (Sachin) Tendulkar and Ponting.

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