The Steve Smith controversy saga continues to plague the Social Media platforms. The fans on Twitter and other platforms have been criticizing the former Australian captain based on a recent video that went viral. The video suggested that Smith had changed Rishabh Pant’s guard lines post drinks in the third Test match against India.
The fans had gone into a frenzy post the emergence of the video that showcased Steve Smith doing something that they tagged unethical. Already the Aussie batsman was caught in the Sandpapergate scam. Now, this new video meant more trouble for him from the fans online.
But Did Steve Smith Actually Try To Tamper With Rishab Pant’s Guard?
Well, the video below came out recently and it suggests that Steve Smith wasn’t really doing what the fans thought he was. The video suggests that he was indeed doing what Tim Paine suggested that he does, shadowing the wicket.
The Aussie keeper had been vocal in the third Test match. He too got trolled a lot for saying some wrong things. Further, he was also fined parts of his match fee for the same. Despite that, he came out to support his best batsman (versus India at least).
Full video of Steve Smith incident ?? pic.twitter.com/wQRmaLMNWR
— middle stump (@middlestump4) January 12, 2021
Well, this is the video that we found on the Internet and want you to decide what you make of it. Do you think Steve Smith is guilty or do you think he comes clean? Do let us know!!
What Next For Team India Heading Into The Final Test Match?
Team India has a lot of injury problems heading into the fourth Test match at the Gabba. They were not too keen on playing in Brisbane and there was some controversy about that opinion. However, things did rather subside in due time.
Despite that, the team did face some racial abuse, which was not appreciated and encouraged by anyone. Even skipper Virat Kohli, who is home, Tweeted out about the same. Players like Mohammed Siraj and Jaspreet Bumrah were at the centre of this abuse. Hopefully, incidents like these are not repeated again.
Let’s wait and watch as we head into the final Test of this closely-contested series. Will Steve Smith be able to perform well under scrutiny and pressure? Only time will tell!!
Could This Incident Have An Impact On Steve Smith With Regards To IPL 2021?
Steve Smith is attracting a lot of controversy with what he is doing. Not the most liked player across the world right now for sure. He is the captain of the Rajasthan Royals. If things don’t calm down in the upcoming days, the player could be in trouble.
With some of the Indian Premier League sides already leaving key players out, Steve Smith’s days in the team could be limited too. The batsman may be one of the best in the world. However, it is clear when the fans get on someone’s back, things can get rather volatile. That is one thing that Steve Smith would surely know by now!!