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Virat Kohli asks fans to stop booing Steve Smith and David Warner | IND VS AUS

Fans in ICC Cricket World Cup this year at England have, not surprisingly, given Steven Smith and David Warner rough welcomes this World Cup booing and chanting 'cheater' ,because of their ball tampering incident, each time they enter the field.


Things were similar on Sunday (June 9) in Australia's match against India at The Kennington Oval, with the predominantly "Blue" crowd showing unwelcoming attitude to the duo who are returning after the incident.


However, Virat Kohli couldn't bear this kind of behaviour and twice asked them to stop booing Smith, asking them to instead cheer for the team.


The first occasion was noticed during the Indian innings, when Smith fielded at third man. The crowd at the Vauxhall End welcomed him to the deep with loud chants of 'cheater' prompting Kohli to wave in their direction. The Australian, who smiled at the crowd, after Kohli's gesture, shook hands with the him as they crossed each other in between overs. The second occasion was noticed when Smith walked in to bat. The entire ground gave him a cold welcome, but the he found support in the Indian captain.


India made 352/5 by choosing to bat first, with Kohli scoring 82 in 77 balls.