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Smith clarifies comments around his future in the game

Steve Smith has quickly poured cold water over the media flames soaring that he could retire sooner than expected.

Smith was asked about his own future following play on day two after reflecting on Usman Khawaja's hundred.

“I don’t know. We’ll see,” Smith said.

“I’m enjoying it at the moment. I really can’t say how long I’ll play for. I’m not sure.

“Take it one tour at a time. Just enjoy it and enjoy training and trying to get better as well.

“Whilst I’m doing that I’m happy playing. But I don’t know how long it’ll last.”

Smith fronted up on Fox Cricket on Friday morning to clarify the comments that were written on back pages all around the country.

“I’m always very cryptic with that (retirement) stuff,” he said.

“But I’m not going anywhere, I’m comfortable with where everything is at, we’ve got a few good tours coming up, I’m excited, and I’m still trying to get better.

“Whilst I still have that hunger and eagerness to try and improve, particularly to help some of the batters coming through ... while I’m doing all that I’m enjoying myself and I have no plans for retirement.”

Smith moved past Michael Clarke to fourth all-time run scorer in Test matches for Australia.

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