Australia batting coach Michael di Venuto recently revealed that star batter Steve Smith had an outburst in the dressing room following his dismissal during the 2nd Test match of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
Steve Smith was furious after getting dismissed
It was noted that a lot of Australian batters were dismissed while playing the sweep shot. Former captain Steve Smith is one of those, who tried to play an uncharacteristic shot without taking his front foot away from the line of the ball and threw away his wicket rather cheaply. However, his teammates didn’t learn from it at all and many attempted the same and perished.
Venuto mentioned that he hasn’t spoken to Steve Smith yet but everyone in the dressing room was made aware of his frustrations.
“I haven’t spoken to him yet about that, and where he’s at. But he’s excited about these conditions, he loves these conditions. It will be a frustrating thing for him at the moment that he hasn’t had the impact he would have liked.”
He was certainly disappointed when he got out, and he made it known in the dressing room it was a poor shot. I think most people would have heard that, so they should have had a fair idea of what not to do,” said Venuto as quoted by the Hindustan Times.
Despite a decent start, Australia were completely stunned by India in the second Test of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. Ravindra Jadeja once again showed his magic with the ball as he racked up seven wickets while Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed three batters in the second innings.
It completely destroyed Australia’s batting unit and courtesy of the same, the Pat Cummins-led could post only 113 runs on board in their second outing with the bat. India had their own troubles but eventually won the match by six wickets.