CWC 2019: Steve Smith reacts to Kohli’s gesture
Australia ace batsman Steve Smith has some interesting words in store for the Indian captain Virat Kohli for his ‘lovely gesture’ and support towards the former during the recent World Cup peak clash while disclosing the fact that crowd’s reaction did not bother him at all.
Steve Smith couldn’t have asked for anything more from Virat Kohli especially when the Indian fans were constantly targeting him.
It was a lovely gesture from Kohli: Steve Smith
“Yeah, it was a lovely gesture. It doesn’t really bother me what the crowd do to be perfectly honest, I’m just sort of blocking it all out but it was a lovely gesture from Virat, that’s for sure,” Steven Smith was quoted by ESPN Cricinfo as saying.
Steve Smith had just made a rebound to his national team after serving a year-long ban for his alleged involvement in the ball-tampering scandal.
During the match between India and Australia in the mega tournament on June 9, Steve Smith heard ‘cheater, cheater’ chants from the Indians fans. However, Virat Kohli signalled the crowd to stop doing it and start applauding Steve Smith.
India convincingly won by 36 runs and after the match, Kohli confessed that he apologized to Smith on behalf of the Indian fans.
Cut to Steve Smith’s slow innings which against West Indies when Australia were in huge trouble losing half of their batsmen in the brigade, Smith spoke about knock (73 runs off 103 balls).
“We spoke after the first [warm-up] game against West Indies, and one-day cricket you’ve got to really adapt to the conditions and sometimes you may need to play like a Test match and sometimes you may need to play like a T20. I know the situation a lot of the time, it’s about summing it up and playing according to what needs to be done out in the middle.”
Australia sit comfortably on the top of the points table as they will now face Bangladesh on June 20.