Steven Smith Gave a Controversial Comment on Virat Kohli


The Australian skipper Steven Smith once again re-opened the Decision Review System (DRS) controversy, which happened during the Border – Gavaskar Trophy in the starting of this year. He told this thing on the launch of his autobiography “The Journey”.

Smith wrote,”It wasn’t until afterwards that I realised what a talking point it had become, fuelled by Kohli’s post-match claims that we’d called on off-field assistance twice earlier in the match to help our on-field deliberations. As far as I was concerned, we’d never tried to consult with the dressing room beforehand and although he said he’d brought those previous occasions to the notice of the umpires, I can say categorically that we were never spoken to by either those umpires or match referee Chris Broad about any such breaches in protocol.”

“The idea of getting messages from the sidelines for that purpose was not a tactic we as a team ever spoke about and. I can’t work out what he was referring to in his remarks. There was never anything further on the matter from the ICC and Virat never detailed the incidents he was referring to. And during the brief interactions we had – including at the captain’s briefing for the IPL as that tournament followed the series – he was friendly and it was as if any ill-feeling he may have had over the incident had disappeared. It was and still is all a big mystery to me.”

The incident happened during the second test of the Border-Gavaskar trophy. The Australian skipper Smith got out and ask the help from the dressing room for the review. But the umpire Nigel Llong sent Smith back to the pavilion. After the match Smith quoted that moment as “Brain Fade” moment.


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