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Don`t compare me with Warne: Steve Smith

Melbourne: Young Australian spin prodigy Steve Smith feels it is inaccurate to compare him with legendary cricketer Shane Warne and wants his critics to allow him to be himself.

"I`m a blond leg-spinner, but me and Shane are completely different bowlers - and I`m a batsman as well," Smith was quoted as saying.

"I like to be my own person so I don`t really go too much for that `Shane Warne` business.”

21-year-old Smith, who earned his Test debut against Pakistan at Lord`s last month, wants people to judged him by his own individual game.

"Labelling or being compared to past players is going to happen when you play for Australia, but I think it`s all about going out and being your own person and playing your own way and to let people judge you on that. Well, that`s what I believe," he added.

PTI

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