India vs Australia 2017: This is the real story behind ‘Smith mocking Kohli’ picture


India vs Australia 2017, Third Test, Ranchi: A picture that became viral on social media made many believe that Australian captain Steve Smith mocked India captain Virat Kohli as he left the field upon his dismissal on day three of the third Test in Ranchi.

After Indian captain Virat Kohli was dismissed by Pat Cummins, Australian team celebrated in joy and there were a few words said to the Indian captain when he was walking back to the pavilion. Kohli even stopped mid-way and made a complaint to the on-field umpire. Replays on Star Sports repeatedly showed Smith Smith’s right hand holding his left shoulder, which many took as the Australian skipper mocking Kohli.

However, the hand on Smith’s shoulder did not belong to the touring captain but that of gully fielder Peter Handscomb, who immediately rushed in and hugged Smith as part of the celebrations.

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