Disappointed BCCI uploaded Ravindra Jadeja-Matthew Wade chat, says Steve Smith

Australian skipper Steve Smith said that what's said on the field should stay on the field, guys are going to say things here and there.

By: PTI | Dharamsala | Updated: March 28, 2017 5:32 pm
Ravindra Jadeja, Jadeja, Matthew Wade, Wade, Steve Smith, Smith, India vs Australia, India vs Australia 4th Test, India vs Australia Test series, BCCI, Cricket news, Cricket, Sports news, Sports, Indian Express It was seen that while Jadeja was batting, Wade was constantly trying to sledge him from behind the stumps. AP

An upset Australia captain Steve Smith expressed his “disappointment” with the BCCI for uploading a video of the altercation between Ravindra Jadeja and Matthew Wade on the third day of the final Test.

The BCCI’s media team had uploaded the video where it was seen that while Jadeja was batting, Wade was constantly trying to sledge him from behind the stumps.

“Yeah, I was a little bit disappointed that you know the BCCI sifts through archives to find a conversation in the field that was happening between Matty and Jadeja. You know I think it has happened between both sides throughout the series, so the fact that they have done that to us is pretty disappointing,” an upset Smith said at the post-match press conference.

“What’s said on the field should stay on the field. Guys are going to say things here and there. Emotions will be high in such a series. Yes, I was a little bit disappointed that the BCCI did bring that up,” the skipper said.

The said incident happened during yesterday’s morning session when India were batting.

“‘Gary (Nathan Lyon’s nickname) you are the best in all conditions. You are not a one trick pony’,” Wade’s comments were caught by the stump microphone.

In fact, one of the umpires — Marais Erasmus — was seen saying: “Wade will you stop or not.”

Wade kept on chirping telling Jadeja that he can click a selfie while wielding a sword and put it on instagram. Jadeja then walked up to the square leg umpire saying: “I won’t keep quiet if he continues”.

The altercation spilled over to the afternoon session when the Australians were batting in their second innings.

Once Glenn Maxwell was adjudged leg before, Jadeja allegedly used a common north Indian slang.

Sensing that it wasn’t something really charitable, an angry Wade tried to walk up to Jadeja but Ravichandran Ashwin came between them holding back the Aussie wicketkeeper as another Indian player pulled Jadeja away.

The two umpires then had a chat with skipper Ajinkya Rahane as the match continued.

Jadeja later said in jest: “I just told Wade that once the match is over and you are free, I will take you out for dinner.”

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  1. M
    Mar 29, 2017 at 3:21 am
    What happens on field should stay there. I don't understand why my fellow Indians are so obsessed with things like these. Aussies sledging goes back to when professional cricket began to be pla. It is a way to undermine the opposition's confidence. It is in good spirit of the game till you start abusing. Indians have on numerous times sledged the opposition too. Why make a big deal out of it?
    1. S
      Mar 28, 2017 at 10:05 am
      Aussies have a problem with all teams around the world. Looks like their egos got badly hurt this series. The cheatgate scandal of DRS is clear. Just one correct review out of 12 after the cheatgate was exposed how Aussies cheated by getting help from outside for reviews.
      1. S
        Mar 28, 2017 at 10:06 am
        Nathan Lyon is world cl bowler and he has shown that to us..I always think that Ashwin and jadega are most overrated bowlers. Indian fast bowlers are cl acts..I wish we should now prepare pitches which will suit the fast bowlers not spinners.
        1. S
          Mar 28, 2017 at 10:03 am
          Whatever Wade said is true though..How can u rate those spin bowlers world cl when they are not capable of taking wickets overseas??
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