Steven Smith has always been surrounded by critics and controversial statements. It all started from the sandpaper incident and the brain fade incident were he took charge towards the world of accusations over many controversies. Now he has arrived in another statement which was outbreak on the third test against India.
This time he was seen scratching Rishabh Pant’s marks of batting guard when drinks break was happening. This scene was captured on the fifth day of the Sydney Test. This awkward behaviour was caught by many and another statement was on the notes but Australian skipper Tim Paine denied it all.
“Have spoken to Steven Smith about it. Steve is really disappointed with the way it has come across. If you watch him play Test cricket that is something he does every single game five or six times a day. He does this a lot. He is always in the batting crease batting. As we know he has those many Steven Smith quirks. One of them is that he was always marking the centre. He was certainly not changing Rishabh Pant’s guards”. Quoted by Tim Paine.
“I imagine if he was doing what he was said to be doing, the Indian players would have kicked up a bit of stink at the time. I have seen Steve do it many times in Test matches before. Also he is going to play the games I have played against him. He likes to visualise how he is going to play and what to do next. Yesterday you could see him up there playing shots as a left hander to where he wanted Lyon to pitch the ball” added by Skipper.
This scene was got so viral in the social media platform that everyone taught he has repeated the sandpaper scene again but this time it was not like that. His intention wasn’t seemed like that. Earlier also he was highly criticised and was banned by Cricket Australia from all formats for the accusation he got in Sandpaper Incident.