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third Test: Michael Vaughan, Mark Waugh In Twitter Spat Over Steve Smith Controversy

AUS vs IND: Steve Smith mentioned the controversy was taking away from India’s batting efficiency.© AFP

Former England skipper Michael Vaughan on Wednesday mentioned that he would have an interest to see if Steve Smith repeats his Sydney act of scuffing up the batting crease within the fourth and ultimate Test in opposition to India on the Gabba in Brisbane. Smith was seen scuffing up the realm across the batting crease on day 5 of the third Test between India and Australia on the Sydney Cricket Ground and social media customers began questioning the Australia batsman for his gamesmanship.


Vaughan who had posted on Twitter about guidelines of the sport relating to what clarifies as attempting to alter the character of the pitch, received a reply from former Australia batsman Mark Waugh that he’s studying an excessive amount of right into a nothing state of affairs.

“You’ve lost your marbles Vaughney. I’d be more worried about deliberate time wasting in the modern game,” Waugh wrote.

Replying to Waugh, Vaughan mentioned: “Are you struggling to read Junior … as I have clearly stated it was silly & not cheating but the laws are the laws … btw let’s see if he continues to do it in Brisbane if he does it all the time.”

On Tuesday, Vaughan had taken a delicate jibe at Smith, saying together with the motion within the fourth Test, viewers would now even be watching on the drinks break.

Smith had earlier mentioned that he’s shocked and disenchanted to see the response that has are available in after he was seen scuffing up the realm across the batting crease on the ultimate day of the third Test in opposition to India on the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).


“I have been quite shocked and disappointed by the reaction to this. It’s something I do in games to visualise where we are bowling, how the batter is playing our bowlers and then out of habit I always mark centre,” Smith advised the Daily Telegraph, as reported by Fox Sports.

India and Australia will now face off within the fourth and ultimate Test on the Gabba, Brisbane, starting Friday. The third Test between each these sides had led to a draw and the sequence is stage at 1-1.

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