The 'mocking games' between Indian and Australian players continued on the fifth day of the Ranchi Test match too and it was the Indians who made the most of Australian captain Steven Smith's misjudgment, which cost him his wicket.
Smith was guiding the Australian top order on a difficult fifth day pitch when he misread a well-flighted delivery from Ravindra Jadeja, which had pitched outside the leg stump. Smith shouldered arms to the delivery, thinking it would either hit his pads or take a sharp turn and go past the wickets.
Jadeja had pitched the ball in the rough and it did take a sharp turn, only for the ball to go and crash into Smith's off stump. The Australian captain was removed for 21, and the visitors were reduced to 63/4, still trailing the hosts by 89 runs.
Smith's dismissal sparked off jubilant scenes on the pitch as the Indians celebrated with gusto. The Indian cricket team's instagram handle then took a dig at Smith by terming his misjudgement as 'brain fade', yet against invoking the 'DRS controversy'.
In fact Ravindra Jadeja was seen mocking Smith's batting posture at the time he let the ball go, taking the 'mocking games' further.
Indian captain Virat Kohli had on Day 4 given Australian opener David Warner a sending off by clutching on to his injured shoulder, after the southpaw was dismissed by Ravindra Jadeja.
It had all started on day 3 when Glenn Maxwell had mocked Indian captain Virat Kohli's injury, while saving a boundary.