Veteran Indian cricketer Venkatesh Prasad made fun of Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne in advance of the second Test between India and Australia by emulating renowned Australian player Allan Border. The two teams will now square off in the second Border-Gavaskar Trophy game in the nation’s capital Delhi after defeating Pat Cummins and Co. in the series opener in Nagpur.
With a 1-0 advantage going into the second Test of the four-match series at the prestigious Arun Jaitley Stadium, Rohit Sharma and company will look to extend their lead to 2-0. In preparation for the much awaited encounter in Delhi, Australia’s top two batsmen, Smith and Labuschagne, were seen working out together in the practise nets.
Prior to the second Test, pictures of Smith and Labuschagne batting together in the practise nets rapidly went popular on social media. When Prasad saw the post, he used Border’s divisive comment about Smith following Australia’s devastating defeat in Nagpur to make fun of the batting pair.
Prasad responded to the image of Smith and Labuschagne from the nets session in his tweet by writing, “Can do Thumbs Up together as well for Allan Border.”
We’re even applauding someone. bleak hell Border
After the top order batsman in the Nagpur Test gave Ravindra Jadeja the thumbs-up after one of his deliveries, Australian legend Allan Border launched a vicious attack on batting ace Smith. Smith applauded Jadeja for his exquisite delivery, and later in the innings, Jadeja managed to get the critical wicket of Smith.
“Beat the opposition harder. In other words, we applaud men when they defeat us outside the off stump. What in the world is happening? That is really absurd. Act with caution because Australia plays challenging cricket. Bloody
After taking five wickets in the first innings, Jadeja scored 70 runs off 185 deliveries and formed a key 88-run partnership with Axar Patel towards the end of the first game. This was Jadeja at his finest. In the second innings, Jadeja added two more wickets to bring his total to seven. He was named Player of the Match as India defeated Australia by an innings and 132 runs.