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London Diaries: Indian fans boo Smith, Kohli urges calm

By Pti
kohli and smith
World Cup 2019 - Kohli stops Indian fans from booing Smith, shows class

London, June 9: Australia coach Justin Langer wanted English spectators to show some restraint but it was Indian fans who were less than charitable in their behaviour, consistently booing Steve Smith during the World Cup match on Sunday.

Smith, who was banned for one year on charges of ball tampering, has so far received hostile reception from the English crowd.

However, it was a bit weird as the capacity Indian crowd started with "cheater, cheater" boos as soon as he took strike. But what was heartening to see was rival captain Virat Kohli coming to his rescue when India were batting.

Just after Hardik Pandya got out and Mahendra Singh Dhoni was about to enter the ground, Smith moved towards third man area and immediately the booing started. Sensing Smith's discomfort, Kohli gestured the crowd to stop booing the former Australia captain and instead cheer him. The booing stopped immediately.

Mallya's presence sticks out like sore thumb among Archer, Jagger: Any marquee cricket match in London attracts a few celebrity cricket fans. Novelist Jeffrey Archer and the Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger were seen enjoying a good contest. But the moment the ICC World feed showed the fugitive Indian businessman Vijay Mallya and his son Siddharth, there was a hushed silence.

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Story first published: Sunday, June 9, 2019, 21:54 [IST]
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