Steven Smith seems to have humbled after losing the Border-Gavaskar Test series to India by 1-2. Smith was found cursing on Day 3 when Murali Vijay claimed a close catch of Josh Hazlewood in the Australian Dressing Room which went viral. The Australian skipper in the post-match presentation said, “At times I have been in my own bubble and have let my emotions slip. I apologise for that.”
At the end of the day, it was a positive gesture from Smith as these moments happen in the heat of the moment, especially when the two best teams in the business meet. He also accepted the defeat graciously as he said, ” It was a great series, credit to India, they have been a fantastic side. It was a learning curve.”
But, Smith is not happy with BCCI for uploading the video where Mathew Wade and Ravindra Jadeja were involved in ‘sledging’ moments in the first session of Day 3. Wade was constantly chirping behind the wicket which forced Jadeja to make comments. He replied with the bat as well, hitting sixes and completing his half-century.
Smith was involved in many controversies in the Test series, the prominent one being the ‘brain fade’ moment when he asked the Australian support staff whether to take DRS at Pune Test or not.
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India won the Dharamsala Test by 8 wickets in the first session itself, thanks to KL Rahul’s sixth fifty in Test series and skipper Ajinkya Rahane quickfire 38 including 4 fours and 2 sixes. Team India had a slight hiccup while chasing a lowly target as they lost 2 wickets on 46 when Murali Vijay got out and Cheteshwar Pujara got runout because of a horrible mix-up between him and Rahul.