Virat Kohli & Steve Smith gave each other tough competition in International Cricket but have also shared many “wonderful moments” on cricket field. The ICC recently took to Twitter to recall one epic moment between Virat Kohli & Steve Smith that took place on this day last year during the 2019 World Cup.
“#OnThisDay last year, Virat Kohli and Steve Smith shared this wonderful moment in #CWC19 #SpiritOfCricket,” the ICC captioned the throwback video on Twitter. The moment was from the World Cup match in an encounter between India & Australia at the Oval.
During India’s Innings, Steve Smith had to face bullying from the Indian fans who teased him while he was fielding on the boundary. Virat stepped into silent the majority of Indian crowd at the Oval asking them to clap for the Australian instead.
“With India fans giving Steve Smith a tough time fielding in the deep, @imVkohli suggested they applaud the Australian instead. Absolute class,” the ICC had tweeted back then.
Earlier in January when asked about Kohli’s kind gesture of asking his fans to show him support during the World Cup, Smith said it was really nice of the Indian Captain.
“In the World Cup, it was really nice of Virat to do what he did. He did not have to do that and yeah it was a lovely gesture and really appreciated that,” he said.
While India crashed out of the World Cup after their Semi-Finals loss to New Zealand & Kohli won the ‘Spirit of Cricket’ award for his gesture in England.