Steve Smith suffers another ‘brainfade’ moment, this time in Australian Open Tennis
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Steve Smith suffers another ‘brainfade’ moment, this time in Australian Open Tennis

Steve Smith, Australia cricket team skipper, had gone to Melbourne Park to watch the Australian Open Tennis tournament, clicked a photo with his fiance and uploaded it on Twitter but ended up tagging the wrong female

cricket Updated: Jan 24, 2018 09:54 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Steve Smith was present at the Australian Open Tennis tournament in Melbourne Park with his fiance Dani Willis.(Steve Smith Twitter)

Steve Smith, the Australian cricket team skipper, is undergoing tough times after the high of regaining the Ashes against England. Australia lost the five-match ODI series and questions have been asked about the team. Smith took a bit of time off and headed to Melbourne Park to catch the Australian Open Tennis tournament. He went with his fiance Dani Willis to catch the fourth round match featuring Roger Federer and Márton Fucsovics.

However, Smith made an error while tweeting about the match. Instead of tagging his fiance Dani Willis, he ended up tagging some other woman named Dani Willis.

The error was spotted by many Twitter users who stated that Smith had suffered yet another ‘brain-fade’ moment, this time off the field.

The ‘brain-fade’ jibe has been aimed at Smith, primarily by Indian fans following the acrimonious Test between India and Australia in Bangalore in February 2017. Virat Kohli accused Smith of looking up to the dressing room for a signal on whether to review his leg-before decision in the second innings. Kohli stopped short of calling Smith a ‘cheat’ after the Indian Test captain claimed that Smith has been indulging in such ‘dressing room’ reviews multiple times. In response, Smith said, “It was a bit of a brain fade on my behalf. I was looking at our boys, and shouldn’t have done that. It is probably the first time it has happened. But it shouldn’t have happened.”

However, there was some cheer for Smith as he met with 19-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer and posed a photo with him.

Australia will be aiming to salvage some pride against England as they play the fourth ODI on Australia Day (January 26) in Adelaide.

First Published: Jan 24, 2018 09:53 IST