Australian top-order batter Steve Smith didn’t start the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy with a bang and has seemingly brought his struggles on social media as well. Celebrating Valentine’s Day, Smith penned a lovely message for his wife Dani Willis as he expressed how he can’t wait to meet her in a couple of days.
But in this post, Smith made a massive blunder as he tagged the wrong account and shared his tweet. The batting sensation mistakenly tagged an account called D. Queen, which has the username ‘dani_willis’. The error could have occurred as this was an automated post from Smith’s Instagram which was shared on Twitter and where Dani Willis’ Instagram handle has the username ‘dani_willis’.
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Fans were quick to latch on to Steve Smith's mistake and flooded Twitter with hilarious messages and tweets.
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Going back to Steve Smith’s performance in Border-Gavaskar Trophy, the 33-year-old managed to score 62 runs over the two innings in the first Test. This included his 25 not out in the second innings as the Australian batting collapsed. Chasing a 223-run lead, the Aussie batting was bundled out for the score of 91 runs.
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was the architect of this collapse, as he picked up a five-wicket haul. The Tamil Nadu star gave away just 37 runs in his 12 overs as he cleaned up the openers and the Aussie middle order.
A peculiar thing which stood out from Smith’s batting was his thumbs-up gesture to Indian spinners when they bowled a commendable delivery. These actions riled up Australian cricket stalwart Allan Border, who called out Smith for being soft. “Play with a harder edge. I mean, we’re giving blokes the thumbs up when they’re beating us outside the off stump,” Border said in an interview with Fox Cricket.
“Don’t go stupid, but Australia play hard-nose cricket. We’re even giving someone thumbs up ... bloody hell. There are so many scars there now, it’s going to be a tough few day. You can talk the talk, but ultimately the boys with the bat in hand and ball in hand have got to do the job,” Border further added.
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