It looks like Steve Smith is likely to save Australia of the blushes once again as the visitors stare at the same collapse of the top-order that they have been witnessing since the beginning of the Ashes. Trailing England by 178 runs, Australia ended Day one on a low but safe note with Steve Smith doing the dual role of playing the nightwatchman and yet another role of a savior for Australia.
Ever since his comeback to the longer format of the game, Smith has been widely regarded as one of the best Test cricketers in the making, drawing comparisons to Test legend Don Bradman. The former skipper has put up a classic display that a player of the longer format should possess and has silenced his critics who had written him off after the Sandpaper-gate scandal.
While Smith was batting to stay till the end of Day three, he was spotted leaving the ball on multiple occasions, a sequence of which that left the netizens in peals of laughter. Here's the footage of Smith doing the actions:
England Cricket posted a video of Smith's leaves, making it a game with a scoreboard ticking with every leave the Australian made. Take a look at the video below:
The netizens came up with their own contributions and added more to the collection. While some came up with humorous additions there were few who also made mentions of some legends of the longer format. Here are some of the reactions:
Its no surprise a fan decided to post a still of Indian Test legend, 'The Wall' Rahul Dravid.