India, Nov. 22 -- Australia batsman Steve Smith raked up headlines the past week after he 'dared' the Indian pacers to come at him with short balls. Smith, who has faced troubles with the short deliveries in the past, and found it particularly challenging to face fast bowler Jofra Archer in the Ashes Test series last year in England, insisted that he is prepared to face off against Indian seamers if they bowl bouncers to him.

Smith also said that he is faced short deliveries all his life and he is ready for the challenge. But on being asked about Smith's dare, former India batsman and captain Sunil Gavaskar said that no one is ever prepared to face short balls.

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