Steve Smith was accused of “simple cheating” — but when replicating the controversial act, Indian rivals fled Scott Free.
Steve Smith’s shadow batting controversy is back after Indian batter Rohit Sharma recreates a move just a few meters from Smith during a break in play.
As Smith and Cameron Green spoke beside the pitch at the end of the over, Sharma casually stepped onto the pitch, pretending to be vigilant while standing in the creases and performing hindfoot defense.
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Sharma’s cheeky act in front of a former Australian captain occurs days after Smith was accused of cheating for doing something similar during his third test in Sydney.
Smith also scraped the SCG pitch stump mark in a move that cricket commentators interpreted as a deliberate attempt to drive Indian batter Rishabh Pants out of a bang when he was wary of an Australian attack. It was.
The great British Darren Gough even called it “simple cheating.”
Former English skipper Michael Vaughn called it “very poor,” and Indian legend Virender Sehwag did all the tricks, including Australia’s “Steve Smith trying to remove the guard marks on his pants from the creases.” I tried it. “
Many others did not believe Smith’s explanation was a simple moment of a disproportionately blown shadow blow. Teacup storm.
Smith is famous for shadowing bats almost everywhere he goes, including early in the morning when he stays at a hotel with his teammates.
There was no turmoil surrounding Sharma.
Smith said he hardly slept after the test in Sydney Many players say so because his integrity was questioned because of the act.
In the vision, Smith’s shadow batting was seen as pants-like left-handed before Smith marked the center with his foot.
The pants then came back and remarked all three stumps.
“I was very shocked and disappointed with the reaction to this. This is done in the game to visualize where we are bowling, how the batter is playing the bowler. That is.
“It’s a shame that this and other events have moved away from yesterday’s great batting performance in India.”
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