Former Australia skipper Steve Smith is in awe of Indian skipper Virat Kohli as he pointed towards the fans during their World Cup encounter in London on June 9 and Kohli had asked them to show respect to Smith and the Australian has said that it was a lovely gesture from the Indian captain.
“It was a lovely gesture by Virat. It doesn’t really bother me what the crowds do to be perfectly honest. I am just blocking it all out but it was a lovely gesture from him” Smith told reporters after Australia’s victory against Sri Lanka.
Speaking about it in the post-match press conference, Kohli apologised to Smith on behalf of the Indian crowd.
“Just because there are so many Indian fans here, I just didn’t want them to set a bad example, to be honest, because he didn’t do anything to be booed in my opinion,” the 30-year-old said.
“He’s just playing cricket. He was just standing there, and I felt bad because if I was in a position where something had happened with me and I had apologised, I accepted it and I came back and still I would get booed, I wouldn’t like it, either.