Mumbai: The fiery relation between India and Australia erupted again after cameras captured Australian captain Steve Smith supposedly calling Murali Vijay a “f**** cheat” after he claimed a catch of the last Australian batsman Josh Hazlewood.
Murali took the catch in the close-in circle on the off-side and sprinted off for the dressing room thinking the Australian innings was over.
However, umpires were left in no doubt after reviewing replays that Vijay had appealed for a catch from Hazlewood when the ball bounced on the ground before reaching Vijay’s hands and the decision was reversed.
Camera footage of the Australian dressing room subsequesntly showed Smith let off a profanity-filled invective, supposedly indicated at Vijay.
It is learnt that the BCCI is unhappy with Smith’s behavior but would not file any official complaint.