Austalia’s star batsman, Steve Smith has finally found his touch as he tore apart the Indian bowling unit by smashing them to all the corners of the ground in the 1st ODI of the ongoing bilateral series against India.
On Friday, Steve Smith, who had an ordinary Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 by his standards, came out to bat with all guns blazing as he scored his first century of the ongoing series against India. He 105 from just 66 balls, smashing 11 boundaries and 4 sixes, and helped Australia post 374 for 6 in their quota of 50 overs.
Meanwhile, social media was flooded with amazing reactions after Steve Smith’s powerful century. While many applauded the powerful knock of Smith, there were many who trolled him for his performance in the just-concluded edition of the IPL, where he represented Rajasthan Royals. Steve had scored 311 runs in the 14 games he played for RR in IPL 2020.
In fact, ahead of the game, during a virtual press conference, Smith himself admitted that there was something off in him during IPL 2020 and something has just clicked for him as he claimed that he has found his hands again. He had said:
“I was pretty disappointed actually with my batting throughout the IPL. I never really got into a good rhythm. The past few days I have found something … I have found my hands which I am extremely excited about. It’s just getting that feel of the bat behind my toe the right way, the way my hands come up the bat. But it just hasn’t quite been right until two days ago. I found a little something and everything just clicked in. I had a big smile on my face after training the other day”
In the meantime, Rajasthan Royals via their official Twitter handle took a hilarious dig at Steve Smith after he completed his half-century. RR shared a viral meme expressing their reaction to his half-century.
Here, check out the Tweet:
Smith scores 50 but against India pic.twitter.com/fcTvMuyCUs
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) November 27, 2020
However, Rajasthan Royals wasn’t the only one who is trolling Steve Smith right now. There are many on Twitter, who have come up with hilarious memes and jokes trolling the cricketer by comparing his performance for his country and for his IPL franchise. Fans are asking where was this rhythm for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2020.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
Australia sets a mammoth target of 375 ?
— Troll Cinema ( TC ) (@Troll_Cinema) November 27, 2020
How Maxwell, Finch, Smith ate balls in IPL 2020: pic.twitter.com/ZTmN7ZiLkp
— Mojo Gagan (@Singhlicious) November 27, 2020
Yeh saare Australia ke Pokemon vikasit hogaye apni country mei aate hi. #INDvAUS
— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) November 27, 2020
— Sai Theja (@csaitheja) November 27, 2020
Smith in IPL Smith in Australia pic.twitter.com/mlOYBbHTaK
— Tarun (MuFc for Life) (@tarunMufc) November 27, 2020
After Smith, Finch scoring, all that's left now is for Maxwell to come and hit a six and bury IPL. #AUSvIND
— Manya (@CSKian716) November 27, 2020