India and Australia are all set to lock horns with each other in the first of the four-match Test series. Both teams will play the first Test at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur on Thursday, the 9th of February. Meanwhile, former Australian skipper and batting superstar Steve Smith has come up with a statement regarding the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against India.
“If we can win a series in India, that will be bigger than the Ashes series,” said Steve Smith in a recent statement.
Although the Indian cricket fans being Indian cricket fans as always took it as an opportunity to troll the 33-year-old. They took to Twitter to come up with some hilarious and interesting tweets trolling the New South Wales veteran batter.
Here’s how fans reacted:
Ashes merchant ka kat gaya 🤣🤣🤣
— Ayaan 🖤♠️♠️🖤 (@ayaan220203) February 6, 2023
Last time Australia won a test series in India, Steve Smith was in school.
— Rafay (@theslipscordon) February 6, 2023
Good for publicity in India.
— Aniruddha (@janiruddha12) February 6, 2023
Unlike previous series where India always had an upper hand before the start of the test series, this time Aussies will be at par.
They ll be a force to be stopped at home.
India have a task cut out on hand.
— Karthik (@mgr_karthik) February 6, 2023
Meanwhile Smith in India pic.twitter.com/AUgJ0J2BET
— Shivam arora (@me_mehul02) February 6, 2023
Unfortunately this will not happen sandpaper man
— sonu jagga (@sonujagga1995) February 6, 2023
Damn! @TheBarmyArmy better not see this statement. How will they hide then.
— Rahul Sharma (@CricFnatic) February 6, 2023
Here’s a look at both squads for Border-Gavaskar Trophy:
Rohit Sharma Captain, KL Rahul Vice Captain, KS Bharat Wicketkeeper, Ishan Kishan Wicketkeeper, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Pujara, Shreyas Iyer, Kuldeep Yadav, R Ashwin, Akshat Patel, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohd Shami, Umesh Yadav , Suryakumar Yadav,Jaydev Unadkat ,Mohd Siraj.
Pat Cummins Captain Ashton, Iger Cameron, Green Alex, Carey Josh, Hazlewood Usman Khawaja, Marnas Lavsachne , Matthew Ranshaw ,Steve Smith, David Warner ,Mitchell Swepson, Mitchell Starc ,Los Maris ,Nathan Lyon ,Escort Boland, Peter Handscomb.
Schedule of India vs Australia Border-Gavaskar Trophy:
First Test – Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur, Thursday, 9th-13th February.
Second Test – Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi, Friday, 17th-21st February.
Third Test – HPCA Stadium, Dharmshala, Wednesday, 1st-5th March.
Fourth Test – Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, Thursday, 9th-13th March.