India captain Virat Kohli once again showed some sportsman spirit after he asked the Indian fans to stop booing Australia batsman Steve Smith.
Smith who was stationed at the boundary rope was booed by the Indian fans who called him “cheater”, reacting to which Kohli asked them to stop immediately. The Indian skipper went one step ahead and told the fans to clap for him instead.
With India fans giving Steve Smith a tough time fielding in the deep, @imVkohli suggested they applaud the Australian instead.— ICC (@ICC) June 9, 2019
Absolute class ???? #SpiritOfCricket #ViratKohli pic.twitter.com/mmkLoedxjr
“He (Smith) has apologised, and come back.” Kohli told in the post-match conference.
Spirit of Cricket. When Virat seemed to gesture to crowd to stop booing and start clapping. What a Champ. #KingKohli #ViratKohli #SteveSmith #IndvAus #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/7AJGDtBU7V— Prabhu (@Cricprabhu) June 9, 2019
India won this encounter against Australia by 36 runs in London on Sunday.