Ever since they were banned, it was quite evident that Steve Smith and David Warner had to face the brunt of the English fans. For more than 12 months, there were talks about these two cricketers getting mentally harassed. However, both of them have prepared themselves for the challenge extremely well. They’ve worked on the mental aspect of the game and Steve Smith has done this exceptionally well.
With his unbelievable, superhuman performances, he has managed to shut the English crowd down. Right from the first Test of the series, he made his mark. He registered twin centuries back then at Birmingham. This was followed by a spectacular 92 at the Lord’s. Even though he missed out playing the third Test, he came back stronger than ever in the fourth.
The 30-year-old scored a fabulous double century in the first innings. He then followed it up with a great 82 under pressure to put his team in a very commanding position. Thus, the same people who once tried to boo him have no other option but to give him a standing ovation now. The International Cricket Council (ICC) took this opportunity to take a sly dig at the English fans.
ICC takes a sly dig at the England fans
In their latest tweet, the apex cricket council tweeted the definition of the word ‘Karma’. Also, in context to the above definition, they added a picture of a fan who wore the mask of Steve Smith crying while addressing the media last year.
“karma [noun] kar·ma | \ ˈkär-mə also ˈkər- \ Definition of karma often capitalized: the force generated by a person’s actions held in Hinduism and Buddhism to perpetuate transmigration and in its ethical consequences to determine the nature of the person’s next existence,” tweeted ICC.
kar·ma | ˈkär-mə also ˈkər-
Definition of karma
often capitalized : the force generated by a person's actions held in Hinduism and Buddhism to perpetuate transmigration and in its ethical consequences to determine the nature of the person's next existence. pic.twitter.com/tv2UmTd1TI
— ICC (@ICC) September 8, 2019
Thus far, Steve Smith has had a wonderful series and he is not even done yet. In just five innings, he mustered 671 runs at an average of 134.20. With these heroics, he has now taken his Test average to a mind-boggling 64.81. With two more innings to go in this series, he will definitely want to inch closer to Sir Don Bradman’s record of most runs in an Ashes series.
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