Australian skipper Steve Smith played exceptional innings of unbeaten 178 in the first innings of the third Test of the four-match series against India. He built partnerships with each and every Australian batsman except David Warner due to obvious reason.
Smith lead his team from the front and managed to registered a huge score of 451 runs in the first innings as the series is leveled at 1-1.
On Thursday, David Warner’s wife Candice Warner took to twitter to congratulate Smith for his century. She tweeted: “Sensational 100 for @stevesmith49. Letting the bat do all the talking. Well done skipper. #INDvAUS”.
While on Saturday, Australian sports show Sports Sunday questioned Indian team’s sportsmanship. Replying to Candice’s tweet, they wrote: “Were the Indians wrong not to applaud Steve Smith’s century?”
Candice came in complete support of Sports Sunday as she thinks that Indian team doesn’t have a sportsmanship. Replying to Sports Sunday’s tweet, she wrote: “Absolutely!! Obviously sportsmanship isn't high on their values and means nothing to them.”
However, former Australian cricketer Dirk Nannes also feels that the Indian players still have some grudge with the Australian skipper due to the DRS controversy. During a chat with ABC Grandstand, he said, “The disappointing aspect for me today was none of the Indians actually clapped when he got to his hundred. You can bicker and argue all you want and play the game hard with lots of niggles but when someone stands up and puts together an innings like that that’s absolutely chanceless, that’s a time you’ve just got to applaud.”