ENG vs NZ | Internet reacts as Trent Boult duplicates Steve Smith's defensive stroke
England bundled out New Zealand on a total of 132|
Steve Smith is known for his unorthodox and bizarre style while batting in international cricket. Trent Boult reminded everyone of Smith’s batting style by replicating his one-legged opened-up defense against delivery by Matthew Potts and held the posture to be noticed by the spectators.
England have bundled out New Zealand on a total of 132 and are in a position of strength in the first Test at Lords. James Anderson picked four wickets while Matthew Potts made a dream debut taking four wickets including four maiden overs. These two bowlers picked eight wickets and the rest of the two were dismissed by Stuart Broad and Ben Stokes. However, during New Zealand’s innings Trent Boult produced a remarkable moment to remind everyone of Steve Smith.
Matthew Potts was bowling the 36th over of the innings and he bowled a short of length delivery on the fourth ball to Boult. The batter then shuffled outside the off stump and defended the ball with a one-legged opened-up stance just like Steve Smith. His technique and posture while playing the delivery reminded the spectators of the former Australian Test skipper.
Tribute to Steve smith on his birthday from Trent Boult 😅 pic.twitter.com/tsXdyewtpj— Sachin (@Sachin72342594) June 2, 2022
Steve Smith first copy!🤣🤣
Treat to watch him bat!🤣🤣
He never fails to entertain!
Trent Boult shouting anything other than “no run” adds another level to his glorious batting style— Hannah (@_hannah1991) June 2, 2022
Don't get your hopes high..Trent Boult master class incoming.— Saikat (@Saikatmukh02) June 2, 2022
Can anyone explain what does this mean?
Time to bat 😬— SAF (@ragnorkhan27) June 2, 2022
Sky comms are rubbish without the late great Warney or bumble - I think I’ve been told 200 times that Trent boult has been playing in the IPL 😅😬 #ENGvsNZ
It's treat to watch when Trent Boult bats 😍😄 #ENGvNZ— Surya (@GoluTheroy) June 2, 2022
Trent Boult sounding like me through most of my youth 'career' with the bat.— Michael Ivory (@mikeivory91) June 2, 2022
Number 11 batsman Trent Boult scored more runs than New Zealand’s top 4 combine. #ENGvNZ— Umakant (@Umakant_27) June 2, 2022
He's super human being!
“Oh no!” Trent Boult is not a real man.— Lily Franklin (@lilyffranklin13) June 2, 2022