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Social media lit up when footage emerged of Zampa fidgeting in his pockets in Sunday's World Cup game, before holding the ball and walking into bowl. It said that "Kohli, often seen as the villain when playing Australia, demonstrated a show of friendship" in the game but added that it would remain to be seen if Kohli's message filtered through to the rest of the cricketing world.

"I haven't seen the photos, but I know that he has hand warmers in his pocket", said Finch after the game.

"We'll assess every option, which we do for each game. It's not good to see someone down like that, to be honest". While Shikhar Dhawan's dazzling century, Adam Zampa's hand warmers and Bhuvneshwar Kumar getting back to form were some of them, Virat Kohli's heartfelt gesture towards Steven Smith is the one that stood out.

Zampa was not under any official investigation and umpires did not raise any concerns on the field.

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Steve Smith and David Warner, both of whom admitted to overseeing the ball tampering, received one-year bans for their part in the controversy.

Kohli's team beat defending champions Australia by 36 runs in front of thousands of India fans at the Oval on Sunday to make it two wins out of two. However Kohli stepped in at the next break in play, pointing to the crowd and his Indian crest and encouraging them to be more positive. I just felt for him, and I told him, "I'm sorry on behalf of the crowd".

"Lots of the guys will have experienced that in the sub-continent but to have that in England is going to be something that's new to them and something they need to get used to as the tournament goes on, particularly if they want to reach those semi-finals", he said.

While Warner faced the lion's share of disrespect in that match, Steve Smith faced the wrath of unwelcoming crowds in their match against India. It comes despite he, Smith and the Australian side having had at times a fractured relationship on the field.

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