Australian Batsman Steve Smith finds himself in hot waters after a video emerges of him scuffing Rishabh Pant’s batting guard on the pitch on day-5 of the Sydney test match.
A video that went viral on social media also raged viewers, showing Steve Smith scuffing up the Rishabh Pant’s batting guard marks on purpose during the drinks break in the first session.
Smith’s face isn’t visible in the video but fans recognized him by his jersey no. 49. Rishabh Pant, who came on strike after the break, had to mark out his guard all over again.
Even the Australian fans are slamming the national team on social media for their negative tactics against India.
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Cheteshwar Pujara score 6000 Test runs:
Meanwhile, during the match, the Indian Batsman Cheteshwar Pujara became the 11th Indian to breach the 6,000-run mark in Test cricket.
Pujara reached the milestone just before reaching his 27th Test fifty. He also became the sixth-fastest Indian after Sunil Gavaskar (117 innings), Virat Kohli (119), Sachin Tendulkar (120), Virender Sehwag (123) and Rahul Dravid (125) to join the elite club in 134 innings. The five other Indian batsmen, who have 6000-plus runs in Test cricket are VVS Laxman, Sourav Ganguly, Dilip Vengsarkar, Mohammad Azharuddin, and Gundappa Viswanath.
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