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Steve Smith’s girl friend proposes him, Smith looks at dressing room for confirmation

Australia skipper Steve Smith was seen looking up to his side’s dressing room when pondering whether to ask for a review after he was given out lbw.

Smith relying on the dressing room for all life decisions
Smith relying on the dressing room for all life decisions

India captain Virat Kohli said Smith had “crossed the line”.

The International Cricket Council confirmed no action would be taken against either captain.

Sutherland said of Smith: “We have every faith there was no ill-intent in his actions. Steve’s an outstanding person.”

Smith, 27, admitted his error and described it as “a bit of brain-fade”.

But the matter went too far recently when Smith’s girl friend asked him to marry her. Smith was bit confused and looked at the dressing room for help from his colleagues.

His girl friend dint take it too well and accused Smith of not playing within the spirit of the relationship game just like Kohli accused him of not playing within the spirit of cricket.

Byju’s announces a crash course in DRS for the Indian Cricket team

Byju’s, which seeks to alter the way students learn, offers programmes for children from Classes IV to XII, besides preparing graduates for competitive exams—CAT, IAS, GRE and GMAT. The focus is on making learning visual and contextual, rather than just theoretical. The startup leverages technology and data to offer personalised lessons

Byju's comes to the rescue of the Indian team
Byju’s comes to the rescue of the Indian team

Much like a  desperate student, Virat Kohli’s use of the Decision Review System in the ongoing home season, has bordered on the illogical. On most occasions, it has felt like Kohli goes for a review just because he badly wants a wicket. It’s almost as if he has used DRS as a wish-granting genie more than a tool to review decisions

He may have been a vocal advocate of DRS but the Indian captain’s dismal success ratio indicates that calling for referrals is not exactly his ‘calling card’.

This has prompted Byju’s to design a crash course in DRS, which will help the Indian team in using the review system easily in the long run. The classes will be held on days when India is not playing, and for players like Shikhar Dhawan, it will be an daily affair as he is not in the team.

DRS was not the reason India lost the match in Pune but it won’t be long before a poorly taken review could come back to bite India in the backside. It is not just bowling, batting and fielding that Kohli’s men must improve in Bengaluru when the second Test begins on Saturday