- Steve Smith was unhappy with the buggy camera moving around
- His action showed he did not want it on the ground, disturbing him
- The PCB later issued an apology to Smith
Australia’s legendary batter, Steve Smith was noticed unhappy after the buggy camera roaming on the field distracted his attraction. The incident took place during the ongoing third Test match between Australia and Pakistan at Gadaffi Stadium Lahore.
The right-handed was seen uttering his dissatisfaction to the umpire asking the camera to be out of his vision. Earlier in the day, Australia won the toss and opted to bat first. As Day 1 has shed, the visitors have gathered 232 runs whereas, the hosts have managed to pluck five scalps.
Getting rid of Marnus Labuschagne and David Warner earlier in the day must have eased the men in green. Steve Smith could not last for long, either since he was removed by Naseem Shah on an LBW, however, he walked through Shaheen Shah Afridi’s dangerous spells alongside David Warner to get Aussies back on the track.
After the commentators analyzed Smith’s disturbance due to the buggy camera, they instantly discussed the funnier side of it. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) also issued an apology, taking the matter to Twitter.
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The batter has been playing a crucial role for his team in the red-ball series, however, he will be looking to get the triple-digit score in the last two innings left to close the red-ball series.
He averages 60.1 in Test format with 7934 runs in 81 matches, however, he has been dropped to third place in ICC Test rankings for batsmen.
The two test matches being played have ended in a disappointment for both ending up with the draws at Rawalpindi and Karachi stadiums respectively. Notably, after Pakistan and Australia will be down and dusted with the third test, they will undergo the three-match ODI series, to be followed by a one-off T20I.