The third Test match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) ended in draw with as India managed to keep the aussie bowlers at bay. However, it was Steve Smith who grabbed the spotlight for his poor sportsmanship. The incident occurred in the middle session when players were having the drinks break. The incident recorded in the stump cam showed Australia's Steve Smith walking up to the batting crease and doing left-handed shadow batting. However, what happened afterwards got many people talking on social media as Smith was apparently seen rubbing his shoes over the batting guards marked by India's wicket-keeper batsman.
Tried all tricks including Steve Smith trying to remove Pant's batting guard marks from the crease. Par kuch kaam na aaya. Khaaya peeya kuch nahi, glass toda barana.— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 11, 2021
But I am so so proud of the effort of the Indian team today. Seena chonda ho gaya yaar. pic.twitter.com/IfttxRXHeM
Reacting on the viral video, former India opener, Virender Sehwag wrote, on Twitter saying, "Tried all tricks including Steve Smith trying to remove Pant's batting guard marks from the crease, but failed miserably, but I am so so proud of the effort of the Indian team today. "Pant and Cheteshwar Pujara stitched a solid 148-run stand for the fourth wicket to give Australia a cause of worry. Pant, after a cautious start, took Australia bowlers, especially Nathan Lyon to the cleaners with his attacking stroke play. Lyon finally got the better of his man as he got rid of Pant in the 80th over just three-short of his century. After Pant's departure, Pujara also got out in pretty quick succession after scoring 77 runs off 205 balls. However, with their over three and a half-hour-long stay in the middle, Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin deprived hosts Australia the victory.