Watch: Virat Kohli signals crowd to cheer instead of booing Steve Smith

Related News World Cup 2019: Soil from Virat Kohli’s school flown to London Virat Kohli fined not for slow run rate, but for using drinking water to wash car World Cup 2019: Michael Vaughan draws flak from Indian fans over ICC’s Virat Kohli tweet Virat Kohli urges the crowd to not boo Steve Smith (Source: Twitter) There was a sea of blue at the Kennington Oval stadium during India vs Australia World Cup clash on Sunday. With a few Australian supporters in the crowd, cheer for India was expected to be huge. But when cheer for India turned into booing of Australian star Steve Smith who was fielding near the boundary line, Indian skipper Virat Kohli intervened. Showing true sportsman spirit, Kohli signaled the crowd to clap and cheer instead of booing Smith. Advertising The act was appreciated by Smith who came up to him, shook his hand and patted him on the back for the selfless gesture during the drinks break. The video and photos of Kohli urging the crowd have gone viral on the internet: pic.twitter.com/NYE2IDyOKz — Utkarsh Bhatla (@UtkarshBhatla) 9 June 2019 Kohli’s sportsmanship was applauded on Twitter: Wonderful gesture by @imVkohli . Cricket is indeed a gentleman’s game.Asking the crowd to appreciate @stevesmith49 #CWC2019 #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/Y6JiQT5f7M — Zenith (@Being_Afro) 9 June 2019 Wow. How good is this from Virat Kohli? Steve Smith is sent to field on the boundary, and immediately cops the most hideous boos from the Indian fans. So Kohli turns to that stand and gestures for them to clap Smith. #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/GBTPaolOXh — Sam Landsberger

Watch: Virat Kohli signals crowd to cheer instead of booing Steve Smith
Virat Kohli urges the crowd to not boo Steve Smith (Source: Twitter)

There was a sea of blue at the Kennington Oval stadium during India vs Australia World Cup clash on Sunday. With a few Australian supporters in the crowd, cheer for India was expected to be huge. But when cheer for India turned into booing of Australian star Steve Smith who was fielding near the boundary line, Indian skipper Virat Kohli intervened. Showing true sportsman spirit, Kohli signaled the crowd to clap and cheer instead of booing Smith.

The act was appreciated by Smith who came up to him, shook his hand and patted him on the back for the selfless gesture during the drinks break.

The video and photos of Kohli urging the crowd have gone viral on the internet:

Kohli’s sportsmanship was applauded on Twitter: