‘Sand to mil gayi, ab paper bhi jugaad leta hoon!’ – Fans troll Steve Smith and others after their images of monitoring Nagpur pitch go viral

Steve Smith will be crucial for Australia in the upcoming series.

Steve Smith
Steve Smith (Image Source: Twitter)

The first Test of the upcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy is going to take place in Nagpur on 9 February 2023. All fans are eagerly waiting for this series while teams are busy in full preparation. After a four-day camp in Bengaluru, Steve Smith and other players reached Nagpur for the series opener.

The pitch of Nagpur is in the headlines for the last few days. All Australian players are expecting a rank-turner in the first match of the series. Therefore, they practiced in a customized pitch during the four-day camp at the KSCA Stadium on the outskirts of Bengaluru. The Aussies have avoided any tour or practice games this time around. 

“If we can win a series in India, that will be bigger than the Ashes series.” – Steve Smith

However, Steve Smith came up in support of that and said that it is better off having their own nets and getting spinners in and bowl as much as they can. While speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald, Smith said: “The last time we went I’m pretty sure we got served up a green top (to practice on) and it was sort of irrelevant. We’re better off having our own nets and getting spinners in and bowling as much as they can. We’ll wait and see when we hit the ground. I think we’ve made the right decision to not play a tour match.” During the last Border-Gavaskar Trophy in 2016/17 in India, tracks were rank turners and those were in headlines, even after the completion of the series.

Now, on 7 February 2023, Cricket Australia shared some pictures where Steve Smith, David Warner, and others were seen monitoring the Nagpur pitch closely. The images went viral instantly and fans came up with some hilarious tweets on social media platforms. Cricket Australia shared the tweet with a caption: “An early look at the Nagpur pitch #INDvAUS”. However, Steve Smith had a great last Test series in India. He scored 499 runs in eight innings, at an average of 71.28, including three centuries.

Here is the shared tweet:

Here is how fans have trolled Steve Smith and others for monitoring the Nagpur pitch:

Virat Kohli

‘Cummins ki outside off stump ki taiyari karo!’ – Fans slam Virat Kohli for his ‘losing new phone without unboxing it’ tweet ahead of Nagpur Test

Ravi Shastri and Suryakumar Yadav

‘Jabardasti matt bigado bhai usko!’ – Twitter in splits over Ravi Shastri’s ‘Suryakumar Yadav might get opportunity in Nagpur Test’ statement