Steve Smith has managed to stay controversy-free of late, but on Day 5 of the SCG Test, the stump camera picked up a rather ‘shady’ footage that has since left fans infuriated. Smith was seen scuffing out Pant’s guard mark in an attempt to unsettle him, forcing the youngster to take guard again.
Why would he do that
Such an unnecessary act
So apparently Steve Smith (Jersey No. 49) did dirty trick again, not with sand paper though it include some rubbing, removing pant guard, trying to unsettle batsman.— Amandeep Bedi (@amandeepsbedi) January 11, 2021
You can be a great batsman, but very low as player. #ShameOnSmith https://t.co/mKW1r2kssk
What exactly do these Aussies get out of these petty acts lol— Rahul Sen (@RahulSaysSo) January 11, 2021
Just play the fucking game.
Steve Smith - once a cheat, always a cheat— Marc Doria (@ILgrandeMDD) January 11, 2021
Take a guess!! pic.twitter.com/INXoGWoAeW— All Things Cricket (@Cricket_Things) January 11, 2021