It's fair to say Virat Kohli isn't chasing any spirit of cricket trinkets at the ICC World Cup in England and Wales when he encouraged India fans to clap Steve Smith at third man.

That's because Kohli had walked in Smith's shoes, when India toured Australia last summer, without committing any heinous acts.

Virat Kohli, some members of the New Zealand Press Box panel on Sky TV will have you believe, was grandstanding when he walked up to the India fans to ask them to applaud disgraced Australia cricketer Steve Smith rather than mock him in England this