India vs Australia: Shocking! Channel 9 to be blamed for Steve Smith's dismissal in 1st T20I?
Smith was batting on 21 off 15 balls, before he mistimed one straight to Virat Kohli at mid-off.
Sydney: Australian skipper Steve Smith's dismissal in the first T20I vs India has been in news ever since it happened. While he was looking all set to play another big knock, Channel Nine's commentary team is being blamed for his dismissal since he was chatting with them before being dismissed. (India vs Australia: Fixtures & Full Coverage)
Smith was batting on 21 off 15 balls, before he mistimed one straight to Virat Kohli at mid-off. Immediately after taking the catch, Kohli gave an animated send-off to Smith, which suggested he was unhappy with his chatter while batting.
Whilst we try to bring the viewer into the contest. We can't forget it is a contest. Smith wasn't comfortable and Kohli knew it.
— Nathan Buckley (@ncb_cfc) January 26, 2016
MS Dhoni-led India won the first T20 international by 37 runs.