Bengaluru, March 7: Team India skipper Virat Kohli had some heated round of exchanges with his Australian counterpart Steve Smith on fourth day of the second Test match here on Tuesday (March 7). (Kohli fumes as Smith tries to cheat with DRS)
Australia were set a tricky target of 188 by India. Smith, was batting on 28 when Umesh, in the middle of a fine spell, trapped the right-hander in front of the stumps with a ball that kept low.
Umpire Llong quickly upheld India's appeal against the Australian. Smith was keen to use the DRS. He first consulted the non-striker Peter Handscomb. He, however, gestured that he ask the dressing room.
Smith's action irked an animated and pumped up Kohli who walked immediately towards him. Umpire Nigell Long immediately went towards Smith and Kohli to avoid an altercation and sent the Australian towards pavilion.
It is to be noted that a batsman can't take dressing room's opinion to take DRS, which several termed as 'cheating' and uncharacteristic of the Australian skipper.
Smith came under fire for his action. This is how Twitterati criticised Smith for trying to cheat:
BCCI terms it Dressing Room Review System:
Here's the video of the entire incident.
Former India cricketer VVS Laxman criticises Steve Smith.
This is how Ayaz Menon reacted after watch Kohli opposing Smith's action.
Former India cricketer accused Smith of cheating.
This is how, perhaps, former Australia skipper Michael Clarke reacted over Smith's action.
South Africa pacer Dale Steyn loved Virat Kohli's aggression.
Smith calls it a brain fade:
Steve Smith felt sorry for his action after match was over.