Virat Kohli Thinks Steve Smith Should Bat With His Mouth Shut After Bizarre Twenty20 Dismissal

27/01/2016 10:11 AM AEDT | Updated 15/07/2016 12:51 PM AEST
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ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 26: Steve Smith of Australia bats in front of MS Dhoni of India during game one of the Twenty20 International match between Australia and India at Adelaide Oval on January 26, 2016 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Morne DeKlerk - CA/Cricket Australia/Getty Images)

Australian captain Steve Smith can do just about anything -- pick fields, take catches, smash hundreds, flip coins and chip in with some leg spin.

But perhaps commentating while awaiting a delivery is best kept off that list.

The skipper was caught from a miscued scoop to mid-off in Australia's Twenty20 match against India on Australia Day, and had been engaged by Nine commentators during the bowler's run-up.

It's common practice to mic up players during Twenty20 matches, as often happens in high-profile international games and the Big Bash.

But whether or not Smith was put off or distracted by the voices in his ear as he tried to concentrate and set his feet, Indian captain Virat Kohli didn't care.

Kohli gleefully accepted the gift from Smith, an extraordinarily out-of-character stroke for one of the game's most switched on players, and immediately turned his focus on the captain's decision to interact with commentators.

Kohli was clearly fired up and as he ran towards his teammates to celebrate, never let his gaze off Smith.

He was giving him an earful and from the hand 'talking' gestures it was clear he had an opinion on Smith's involvement with the commentary box.

Some of the best reactions though came from social media.

The viewers are grateful for on-ground insights in real time, but perhaps they could choose moments other than when Australia's best batsman is steadying himself at the crease.

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