Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar was all in praise for Steve Smith, who continued his superb run in the Ashes Series by registering a double century against England in the fourth Test match of the series in Manchester.

Steve Smith, who was ruled out of the third Test match because of concussion, played a superb knock of 212 runs to help the Aussies post a mammoth 497/8 in the first innings. By posting a massive first innings total and then picking up an England wicket before stumps, Australia have taken firm steps towards retaining the Ashes.

“Complicated technique but an organised mindset is what sets Steve Smith apart. Incredible comeback!” tweeted Sachin Tendulkar while showering praise on the former Australian captain.

He not only slammed his third test hundred (26th overall ) in the ongoing series but went past Sachin Tendulkar in an illustrious list which is led by none other than Sir Donald Bradman. Smith is now the second-fastest cricketer to reach 26 Test tons, pushing Sachin Tendulkar’s record to the third spot.

Interestingly, while Sachin had scored 26 tons in 136 innings, Smith bettered it by reaching the milestone in only 121 innings.