Former Australian captain Steve Smith has congratulated Pat Cummins after being appointed as Australia's Test captain for the Ashes 2021-22. Cummins replaces Tim Paine who stepped down from captaincy after a sexting scandal. Smith took to Instagram and wrote, "Congratulations to @patcummins30 for being appointed the 47th Test Captain for Australia. He is a tremendous leader and will do a fantastic job as skipper. I am honoured to work alongside him as his deputy." For the uninitiated, Smith has been appointed as Cummins' deputy.


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