Steve Smith opens up on sledging Virat Kohli’s Team India
Recalling the on-field incidents encountered against Team India during the Border-Gavaskar series earlier in 2017, Australia captain Steve Smith revealed he enjoyed getting under the skin of Indian players and annoying them a bit.
Bitter rivalries have eclipsed in the past between Australia and India, where cricketers of both nations have turned to sledging. However, Smith reveals he employed different tactics to provoke Virat Kohli’s men.
The Australia captain had a hilarious confrontation with India pacer Ishant Sharma during the second Test in Bengaluru, which was more of a buffoonery than sledging.
“I think I got under (the Indian team’s) skin on a few occasions, which was nice. It was a pretty heated series, playing over there in India,” the dashing right-hander said.
Steve Smith and co handed a shock to Team India by clinching a comprehensive victory in the series opener in Pune.