India vs Australia: Allegations against Steve Smith ‘absolute load of rubbish’, says Justin Langer


Australia coach Justin Langer has termed allegations against Steve Smith for wiping out Rishabh Pant`s guard marks as ‘absolute load of rubbish’. Smith was caught on stump camera trying to remove Pant`s guard during the fifth day of the third Test as Australia tried hard to get rid of the left-handed wicketkeeper-batsman who went on the counter-attack.

The Pant-led Indian resistance forced the Aussies into some desperate acts including Smith removing guard and skipper Tim Paine indulging in on-field chatter with R Ashwin. However, Langer backed both Smith and Paine.