World Cup 2019: Steve Smith booed during partnership with David Warner


first_imgWorld Cup 2019: Steve Smith booed during partnership with David WarnerWorld Cup 2019: Steve Smith was booed during his innings for Australia who took on Afghanistan in their opening match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup on Saturday.advertisement Rajarshi Gupta BristolJune 1, 2019UPDATED: June 1, 2019 23:47 IST Steve Smith and David Warner during the Cricket World Cup match between Afghanistan and Australia. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSteve Smith was booed by the Bristol crowd during Australia’s World Cup 2019 openerSmith was also booed during a warm-up match before the World Cup startedOn Saturday, David Warner was also reportedly booed by a certain section of the crowdSteve Smith was booed when he walked out to bat for Australia durng their opening World Cup 2019 match against Afghanistan in Bristol on Saturday. Smith was Australia captain during the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town.Incidentally, David Warner, who along with Smith was banned for a year after admitting to tampering with the ball, was batting at the other end. The moment Smith faced up to Hamid Hassan, the crowd booed the former Australian captain.Steve Smith and David Warner were banned for 12 months while Cameron Bancroft was banished for 9 months in one of the biggest scandals in modern-day cricket.Both Warner and Smith were welcomed warmly in India during the Indian Premier League. Warner in fact went on to score 692 runs from 12 matches for Sunrisers Hyderabad and he won the Orange Cap.Steve Smith replaced Ajinkya Rahane as captain of Rajasthan Royals midway into the 2019 IPL..But it has been a different story in England so far.According to an Australian journalist, David Warner was booed by a certain section at the ground – later, he was seen signing autographs. Steve Smith, who was booed during a warm-up match earlier in the tournament, did not seem to be the crowd favourite on Saturday.David Warner, meanwhile, hit a half-century and shared a 96-run stand with Australian skipper Aaron Finch.Australian coach Justin Langer had earlier said he knew what to expect in England but hoped crowds around the country would show more respect to Smith and Warner during the World Cup.advertisementYou know you feel for them personally. They are going to have to have thick skin. We have talked about earning respect. I think it is really important that people show some respect as well. Because they are humans, they are really good cricketers. They made a mistake. They have paid the price for it. Big price actually. I feel for them as people more than anything else, Langer had told ESPNcricinfo.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli hurts his thumb during training sessionAlso Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow AustraliaFollow AfghanistanFollow Steve SmithFollow David Warnerlast_img

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