Published: Mon, June 10, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Kohli stops Indian fans from booing Smith, shows class

Kohli stops Indian fans from booing Smith, shows class

Sensing Smith's discomfort, Kohli gestured the crowd to stop booing the former Australia captain and instead cheer him.

A section of the predominantly Indian crowd at the Oval booed Smith when the Australian was stationed at third man and Kohli noticed.

M.S. Dhoni's gloves controversy will take centrestage even as India and Australia look to iron out the flaws and bring their best to the table when they lock horns in a marquee World Cup encounter at the Kennington Oval on Saturday.

India's rise as a One-day worldwide outfit has had some really important landmarks over the years as they beat what were then the top sides in the world, right from the 1983 World Cup and after. He's just playing cricket.

The match will begin at 3 PM (Indian Standard Time).


"The bails seem to be a lot heavier, so it does take a bit of force", he said on Saturday, pointing to similar cases during the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 competition. I mean he's just standing there and I felt bad because if I was in a position where something had happened with me and I'd apologised and accepted it and I came back and still I get booed, I wouldn't like it either. "It was in 1932 that India played its first global game against the United Kingdom and in 1953 that we won the first worldwide against England", she recalled.

However, Smith had, at that time, said it was a "brain fade" moment for him. He breaks and creates records in nearly every series he plays. "We are very happy with the performance overall", said Dhawan at the post-match presentation ceremony.

"I was just thinking about the game plan, really, but Virat, he hit me for a boundary and then he had a word". "I knew if we put runs on the board then we back our bowling line-up to defend anything". Younis' words about Kohli's popularity soon turned out to be true.

"I am not going to use the press conference to talk against Rabada". I thought if we had wickets in hand, we could potentially do some damage. The Aaron Finch-led side got the better of Afghanistan and West Indies in their first two games.

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