Steve Smith returns to IPL but not as a player

The speculations were doing the rounds about Australia's Steve Smith role in IPL 2023 after he surprised everyone on Monday by posting a video on social media about his return to the tournament. 

"Namaste India. I have got some exciting news for you. I am joining IPL 2023. 

I am joining an exceptional and passionate team in India," Smith said in a video message posted on his Twitter account. 

But the mystery behind his return ended with the tournament's broadcaster announcing on Tuesday that Smith will make debut as a commentator at the upcoming Indian Premier League. 

"Steve Smith has joined the expert panel for the marquee tournament. 

Smith will be making his broadcast debut with Star Sports, adding his invaluable insights and expertise to Star Sports' already impressive roster of panelists 

The 16th edition of the cash-rich Twenty20 extravaganza begins Friday in Ahmedabad,