A few weeks back, India and Australia were involved in an intense battle with both teams not yielding an inch. Emotions boiled over and tempers flared as both captains Virat Kohli and Steven Smith were involved in intense verbal duels. But, all of that is a matter of the past.
On Thursday, Smith won the hearts of million Indians as he tore through the Mumbai attack and scored a match-winning 84 from 54 balls. With Pune needing 13 runs off the last over, Smith hit two massive sixes back-to-back. Ravichandran Ashwin was quick to resolve all boundaries and was among the many Indians to have heaped praises on Smith’s mercurial innings.
— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) April 6, 2017
What can’t he do. Well played @stevesmith49 :+1::+1::clap::clap:fantastic knock.
— David Warner (@davidwarner31) April 6, 2017
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) April 6, 2017