India vs Australia 2017: We Should Douse The Flames And End The Issue, Says Steve Waugh
Former Australian captain Steve Waugh has voiced his concerns about the in-famous dressing room drama which took place in Bengaluru Test on Monday. India, who won the second Test by 75 runs, had their reasons to celebrate but before that, they were left miffed by the on-field actions of Australian captain Steven Smith.
As the skipper was adjudged LBW off Umesh Yadav’s delivery, the ball did appear to hit the bulls-eye but just to get the confirmation, the captain seemed itchy to have a view from the dressing room, which he later admitted. His actions were not welcomed by both the umpire and the Indian captain, who accused him for going against the spirit of the game in the post match conference.
Smith, who, after the interference of the umpire walked back – left few questions unanswered in the minds of critics. Where few of the Indian and Australia’s former captain Michael Clarke came out in Kohli’s defence, Waugh said the matter should be taken down now as the captain has accepted his fault. He further believed such events occur in the heat of the moment and both sides should bring their focus back on cricket.
“Steve Smith admitted he made a mistake, umpires also stepped in. I think we should end it at that and move on.”
Waugh also talked about Virat Kohli’s aggression and said he’s a wonderful servant of the country and now should put some sand on the matter and make a walk towards achieving better results.
“Of course Virat is a passionate captain who loves playing for his country, but now we should douse the flames and end the matter.”
The third Test between India-Australia will be played in Ranchi from March 16.
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