One thing which has been a constant in the ongoing World Cup is the continuous booing which Steve Smith has received from the fans in England and Wales. Be it the warm-up match against England or the tournament proper thereafter, Smith has been given a tough time by the fans across all venues.
And on Sunday, it was no different. Smith was constantly booed by Indian fans during the World Cup fixture between India and Australia at the Kennington Oval which the Men in Blue won by 36 runs.
Smith, who was the captain of the ball-tampering controversy which took place last year, was first booed, with chants of “cheater, cheater”, making the rounds while he was fielding at third man during the Indian innings. All-rounder Hardik Pandya had just been dismissed, and the crowd tried to get under Smith’s skin with the chants.