New Delhi: Dangerous Australian opener David Warner threw his weight behind Channel Nine and skipper Steve Smith by saying that he himself has been using microphones while playing and has never felt any added pressure.
The microphone controversy started on Tuesday during the first T20 between India and Australia when Virat Kohli made a "chatterbox" gesture for Steve Smith after taking his simple catch at mid-off Ravindra Jadeja – as the batsman was involved in a live chat during the game.
However, Warner played down the controversy by saying, "I've been doing it all the time and I feel no added pressure," Warner told reporters after the match.
"It's great that I can actually give people at home an indication of what we're trying to achieve while we're out there in different situations. It's about entertainment," the opener added.
But it seems that it didn't go too well with Australian fans as they have been slamming Channel Nine on social sites, since Australia lost the match by 37 runs.
"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," one Twitter user wrote.
Another tweeted: "Kohli's message to Steve Smith was pretty clear there. This is a cricket game not a television interview. Thanks, Channel 9."