steve smith dani willis sportstiger 1

Picture Credit: Twitter

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’.

Check out the post here:

Fans were quick to latch on to Steve Smith's mistake and flooded Twitter with hilarious messages and tweets. 

Check out some of these reactions here:

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.

Download SportsTiger app for the latest sports news and updates.