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Graeme Smith Gets Engaged With His Long-time Girlfriend
By CricShots - Oct 31, 2018 6:31 pm
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On Wednesday, former South African skipper Graeme Smith announced his engagement on Instagram with girlfriend Romy Lanfranchi. The 37-year-old cricketer took to Twitter to announce his engagement, with his ring on his girlfriend’s fingers.

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Graeme Smith with his girlfriend Romy Lanfranchi

Most of the celebrities and cricketers wished the South African a happy engaged life. Smith has been in a relationship with Romy since 2014. Smith and Romy welcomed their baby boy at the end of the year 2016. Earlier, he was married to Irish pop star Morgan Deane and has two children with the singer as well.

Smith led the South African cricket team for a very long time and he has a record of having the most number of wins under his belt. The former skipper has retired from International cricket in 2014, before which he took South Africa to leaps and bounds.

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The southpaw has been the country’s best Test opener, with 9,265 runs scored in the 117 Tests that he has played for his country. At a near average of 48, the South African is considered one of the best cricketers ever played for the Proteas in the longest format of the game. Further, Graeme scored 27 centuries and 38 half-centuries in his Test career.

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Astonishingly, Graeme led the Proteas for 109 of the Test matches that he has played for the country. In the 50 over format though, the left-hander’s form has been a little short of excellence compared to his Test form. In the 197 matches that Smith has played in the ODIs, he has scored nearly 7,000 runs at an average of 37.98.

Apart from runs, Graeme also scored 10 centuries and 47 fifties to his 50-over playing career. In the shortest format, however, the southpaw has played only 33 matches for the national squad. With 982 runs in the shortest format, Smith proved how he is not a one-format horse in World cricket. After retiring from cricket, the left-hander has actively participated in the commentary box.