The “Sandpaper Jibe” was used by spectators to mock Steve Smith during the second game of the current four-match series. Team India will look to build on their success in the second game of the four-match series against Australia after a solid showing in the first Test.
At the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, the action will get off on Friday, February 17, and the Pat Cummins-led team would undoubtedly want to get back on track. If India wants to compete in the ICC World Test Championship final later this year, they must continue their winning ways.
As a result of Nathan Lyon’s four-for, India is already in trouble. India will need to rebuild Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja’s innings as it attempts to go close to the Australian total.
KL Rahul made another terrible performance in international cricket after being caught in front by Lyon, and the review also failed to save his life. Lyon neatly bowled Rohit Sharma, who was quickly dismissed. Cheteshwar Pujara, who was competing in his 100th Test match, was rejected by a terrible umpire decision after Australia had squandered two preceding appeals.
Captain Cummins did not refer on this specific instance, which was ultimately determined to be invalid. Shreyas Iyer was defeated by a brilliant reaction catch at short-leg.
Warner, Steve Smith, and Cameron Bancroft each received a one-year suspension from Cricket Australia after being found guilty of ball-tampering in the 2018 Cape Town Test.
When the incident was captured on camera, Smith resigned as captain, leaving Australia without a captain for the series’ final Test in 2018.
Each of the three individuals who took part in the incident—Steve Smith, Warner, and Bancroft—received a one-year sentence. But in 2019, the team went back to playing international cricket.