Suspended Australian skipper Steven Smith has already had numerous battles with Team India in all three formats of the game. Australia had toured India back in 2017 where they lost the four-match Test series by a 2-1 margin. They played some excellent cricket. He was the main reason why Australia managed to script a memorable victory on that tour. During one of those Tests, Smith a funny moment with Indian stumper Wriddhiman Saha.
Smith has registered some exceptional knock against India. His century was instrumental in helping Australia win the Semi-final of 2015 World Cup. Till date, he has been very fruitful against Team India.
Ravichandran Ashwin had just bowled a delivery and ball got stuck in between the legs of Smith. Saha thought the ball had touched the bat and did all possible things to catch the ball. The picture shows that it was an awkward situation for both the Aussie skipper and Saha. The players laughed about the incident.
Recalling the incident, Saha shared the picture on his Twitter handle.
The caption read, “How many of your remember this incident with @stevesmith49.”
Smith gave a prompt reply with some smiley emoticons. Smith is currently serving a one-year ban imposed on him by Cricket Australia (CA) for his involvement in the infamous ball-tampering saga which unfolded in Cape Town in March earlier in the year.
Wriddhiman Saha shares the funny post:
— Steve Smith (@stevesmith49) August 29, 2018
Meanwhile, Saha is also out of the Indian team currently due to a shoulder injury. He had undergone a surgery in England and should be back in action in a couple of months time.
If he was available, Saha would have been the first choice wicket-keeper for India for England tour. It won’t be easy for Saha to take his place in the playing XI easily as Rishabh Pant has already proved that he is ready for Test cricket.
Hence, it will be interesting to see what happens when Wriddhiman Saha is back in contention for selection as Steven Smith is in Windies.