Srinagar: Cricket fans all over the World have lashed out at senior Australia batter Steve Smith for the horror brain fade moment in the World Cup 2023 final that cost him his wicket at the crucial moment of the match.
Steve Smith was adjudged LBW and he opted not to reveiw and take DRS and walked off. Later replays showed ball was clearly missing stumps and he was stuck outside offstump.
The off-cutter from Bumrah left Smith with no good options as it struck his pads. The bowler immediately let out an lbw appeal and was joined in by his teammates as the on-field umpire agreed to it, thus putting his finger up. A disappointed Smith looked at his partner Travis Head, then walked up to him for a small chat on taking a DRS review, but eventually let go off it.
But replay later showed that the point of impact was in fact outside the off stump. It was a huge error of judgment from both Smith and Head as the former Australia captain walked back scoring just 4 off 9.
The dismissal subsequently left a bigger impact on the Australian scoreboard as the five-time champions were left 3 down for just 47 runs in seven overs.
Though Travis Head and Marnus Labuschgne carreid on but it could have been costly. The incident soon went viral on Internet and everyone has been lashing out at Smith for the error.