The Indian cricket team has been performing quite well under the captaincy of Virat Kohli and he is also in a great form. Recently, the Australian cricket team toured India and lost the three match ODI series by 2-1 to the hosts. Meanwhile, the Indian skipper won the ICC’s Spirit of Cricket Award for the nice gesture that he showed towards the Australian player Steve Smith in the World Cup 2019.
Australian cricketers Steve Smith and David Warner were banned from International cricket for a period of one year after they were found guilty of ball tampering in the Cape Town test (2018). They both made a comeback in the World Cup 2019 but the cricket fans always made a point by reminding them of the mistakes they made in the past.
The same situation was created in the India vs. Australia match in the World Cup 2019 when the Indian fans started booing Steve Smith. However that time, Virat asked the crowd to stop booing Steve which was seen as a nice gesture by everyone and it also made Virat won the Spirit of Cricket award.
When the Indian skipper was asked about it, he said that he did it because taking advantage of someone who has come from a tough phase is completely incorrect.
Now, Steve Smith has also decided to speak about it, he said that it was really nice of Virat Kohli to do that despite the fact that he didn’t need to do it. Steve adds that what he did was a lovely gesture and he really appreciates it.
Steve also praised Virat for the wonderful manner in which he is playing in all the formats. As per him, the batting stats of Kohli are more than enough to talk about the great form that he is in. The Australian cricketer further states that Virat has already broken many records and he will definitely break many more in the coming future. However, Steve hopes that Virat doesn’t score much in the matches against Australia.