Twitter goes wild as Ishant Sharma and Steve Smith get involved in mocking contest
Updated - Mar 7, 2017 9:58 pm
Australian skipper Steve Smith is not only among the best cricketers in the world right now but he is also one of the most impatient batters that we ever get to see on the 22 yards. When we talk about batsmen with a unique style of batting and actions on the pitch the name Steve Smith definitely comes to our mind. After all, Steve Smith is someone whom you may like or dislike but absolutely cannot ignore. His behavior on the pitch can be defined by frequent head shakes, adjusting his cricketing weapons to perfections, swinging of his bat and a few others.
Indian pacer Ishant Sharma took a chance and mocked the batsman in the weirdest manner possible on Sunday morning, the second day of the second Test in Bangalore. During his first spell Sharma imitated the 27 year old Smith with a freakish shake of his head side-ward down in both directions. Smith, being a no-nonsense batsman retaliated immediately mocking the bowler making some faces of his own in return. The unusual incident was thoroughly enjoyed the Bangalore crowd as well as both the teams but most importantly the ever so active twitteratis.
A similar incident took place during the first test in Pune when all rounder Ravindra jadeja taunted Steve Smith as he survived by a whisker on a Jadeja delivery. Ravindra Jadeja had almost sent Smith to the pavilion when his ball beat the Australian which could have easily caught the edge of Smith’s bat. Jadeja instantly broke into a mini-jig throwing a taunt towards the batsman. But Smith prevailed on the occasion as he scored a century and Australia went to thrash India by a huge margin of 333 runs. However, it was Ravindra Jadeja who bagged the wicket of the Rising Pune Super Giants batsman by catching him leg before wicket.
If Monday morning had a face. pic.twitter.com/JByOMS3Ldy
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) March 5, 2017
— Pratik Mundra (@EdmGeek) March 5, 2017
— Mohan Chowdary Gutta (@Mohan9999999) March 5, 2017
— Jon ❄️ (@KingInThe9rth) March 5, 2017
— Meera (@logical2indian) March 5, 2017
The Reaction Of Ishant Sharma is Best Moment of The Match ????? #INDvsAUS
— Rajesh Khilare (@Cricrajeshpk) March 5, 2017
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) March 5, 2017
Only if Ishant Sharma's bowling was as good as his facial expressions are bad pic.twitter.com/uPN1U7iq85
— omar r quraishi (@omar_quraishi) March 5, 2017
BCCI: What are your special skills?
Ishant Sharma : pic.twitter.com/VvngPztiax
— Sir Rohit Sharma (@imWrong45) March 5, 2017
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) March 5, 2017
— Nikhil ? (@CricCrazyNIKS) March 5, 2017
Ishant Sharma, know that pain very well?? pic.twitter.com/8G6eJOC01n
— हरा-me(Hulk) (@ShubhamS90) March 5, 2017
— ikpsgill (@ikpsgill1) March 5, 2017
Wonder if Dhoni would be laughing like Virat is when Ishant Sharma is mimicking Steve Smith.
It not funny. Just disgraceful. #IndvAus
— Pankaj Ahuja (@panku_) March 5, 2017
— Kanupriya Chaudhary (@Kanupriyaa007) March 5, 2017
— AKOO7 (@AKOO71) March 5, 2017