Ashes 2019: Steve Smith Strikes A Pose With Ben Stokes, Netizens Term It The 'Natraja'

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Test debutant Jofra Archer got Australia's Steve Smith dancing his tunes as he bowled a fiery spell to the former Australian skipper on Day four of the second Test at Lord's Cricket Grounds. Smith dealt with two lethal blows from Archer, one on his elbow and the other on his head. The latter saw the batsman walking out of the pitch, only to be back after the fall of the next wicket, to make a splendid 92 before falling prey to the hosts.

Written By Koushik Narayanan | Mumbai | Updated On:

Test debutant Jofra Archer got Australia's Steve Smith dancing his tunes as he bowled a fiery spell to the former Australian skipper on Day four of the second Test at Lord's Cricket Grounds. Smith dealt with two lethal blows from Archer, one on his elbow and the other on his head. The latter saw the batsman walking out of the pitch, only to be back after the fall of the next wicket, to make a splendid 92 before falling prey to the hosts. 

Steve Smith and Ben Stokes strike a spiritual pose

Throughout the innings, the Australian batsman struggled and yet once again when it looked like collapse was inevitable, Steve Smith was there to save the day for the visitors. England now will begin Day five with a lead of 104 runs. 

The former Australian skipper caught the eyes of many with his impressive yet dramatic leaves and his unorthodox stance. Adding to the humour were the involuntary reactions and expressions of the England players that were caught on camera. As these moments went viral on Twitter, netizens were left in peals of laughter. 

Here's a picture of a moment in the match where Smith and Ben Stokes were captured in a single frame, and ICC took to post it on Twitter. See the tweet here:

READ | Harsha Bhogle Compares Jofra Archer's Bowling To 'unpinned Grenades', As Archer's Delivery Leaves Smith Injured

Netizens hail Smith as 'Natraja'

 Netizens sprung up with various other responses to the photo and added more to the imagination on social media. See some of the reactions here:

READ | Steve Smith Walks Off The Field To A Standing Ovation, After Being Hit By Jofra Archer's Lethal Delivery

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