Steve Smith was in action for Australia on 17 March 2023 as they took on India in the first of the three-match ODI series in Mumbai. Pat Cummins failed to come back from Australia and as a result, Smith got the opportunity to lead the team. However, as an individual batter, he failed to score big in the recently concluded Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
But, he impressed everyone with his captaincy skills in the last two matches. Smith again failed to score big in the first ODI as he score just 22 runs off 30 balls. India also won the match by five wickets with more than 10 overs remaining. Now, an image of him has gone viral where the star Aussie batter was seen yawing.
Here is the shared image:
“If we had got a partnership and take it deeper. It was not to be, and credit to India." - Steven Smith
Speaking of the incident, it took place during the 40th over of India’s innings. Steve Smith was seen yawning while India were just six runs short of winning the match with 64 balls remaining. After seeing that, fans went crazy and shared their views on the social media platform. Meanwhile, speaking of the match, Australia got bundled out for just 188 runs in 35.4 overs. In reply, India chased down the target in 39.5 overs with five wickets in hand.
In the post-match presentation, Steve Smith said: "We weren't expecting this when we rocked up here. India bowled well this morning, but we probably left a few out there. Had we got 250, we would have had some match. Mitch started really well. He took the game on early, and got a few away. Through the middle we lost a few too many wickets. We were always one partnership from them beating us, and Jadeja and Rahul did that. 260-270 was par. It was offering a fair bit for the seamers. The ball swung pretty much throughout. We just needed to score more runs. If we had got a partnership and take it deeper. It was not to be, and credit to India."
Here are some funny memes over the viral image of Smith from the 1st ODI in Mumbai:
Sale Mera photo churata hai 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/NomDCctlAT— Harsh🇮🇳 (@Harsh94295) March 18, 2023
Same energy pic.twitter.com/hsNipRz1yI— Azmatullah (@Azmatul51794319) March 18, 2023
Tough competition 🤣 pic.twitter.com/yeOsbV2dvW— 💔 (@_broken_soul_5) March 18, 2023
Agle baar ye bhi use karlena... pic.twitter.com/5C9SjN7fnL— 💔 (@_broken_soul_5) March 18, 2023