Ishant, who started India's proceedings with the ball on second day, was used well by the skipper to dominate hosts.
Ishant lived up to the captain's expectations by maintaining pressure over Australian batters, though he failed to get any wickets.
It was after his consistently good bowling performance which failed to derive fruitful results to the tall speedster, he resorted to some mind games.
The Delhi-pacer indulged in an animated banter with Australian skipper Smith and his team mate Renshaw. Smith, who is a naturally aggressive player himself, too replied to Ishant's agression with an animated look.
It was a great display of Test cricket as experts as well as fans enjoyed the banter between players of both the sides.
Here's how the Twitterati reacted after watching exchange of expression between the players:
Ishat Sharma's gets animated
This is how Ishant Sharma teased Smith.
Steve Smith responds to Ishant's animated look
Steve Smith responded to Ishant Sharma's animated look.
Cricket Australia too couldn't stop sharing
Cricket Australia too shared the images of the exchange of looks between Ishant and Renshaw.
Fans hail the contest
This is what a fan had to say on the exciting contest between the two teams.
Harsha Bhogle lauds Test cricket
This is what veteran commentator Harsha Bhogle said on the exciting contest between the two teams.
Kohli too enjoyed the banter
Even India skipper Virat Kohli couldn't control his laughter watching the cricketers act this way.