If you have seen Steve Smith bat, you would know he is perhaps the most fidgety cricketer in the game right now. “Like a cat on a hot tin” is a phrase that often comes to mind when Smith is at the crease, shaking his head viciously, adjusting every piece of cricket gear on his body, swinging his bat and what not.
Remember how Ravindra Jadeja mocked him in Pune? Well, if that was classy (and widely applauded) Ishant Sharma took it to the other extreme on Sunday. He mocked Smith and boy, oh boy, was it a moment for the ages.
In the Internet of things of however, as it turned out, Ishant was savagely mocked back.
Saving the best for last, here’s how Twitter reacted to the bizarre moment.
PIC 1: Matt Renshaw, I need to go to Bathroom..PIC 2: Sir Ishant Sharma, I need a Mental hospital 😂😂😂#IndvAus #AusvInd pic.twitter.com/qS1N9nkrcG— Encrypted Layman!!!! (@FreddieFaizan) March 5, 2017
BCCI: What are your special skills?Ishant Sharma : pic.twitter.com/VvngPztiax— Sir Rohit Sharma (@imWrong45) March 5, 2017
Ishant sledging = MMarsh sledging. Both get trolled for doing so by own countrymen.— Fake Mitch Johnson (@NotMitchJohnson) March 5, 2017
Not quite sure I’ve seen a passage of Test cricket with so much pulling of faces #IndvAus— Andrew McGlashan (@andymcg_cricket) March 5, 2017
Ishant Sharma s Acting is better than his bowling …#INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/ul2LA8atp2— Ahmed Khokhar (@axmedkhokhar) March 5, 2017
How was that for a dose of Sunday morning entertainment?