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Australia skipper Steve Smith has blamed Channel Nine’s Spidercam for a dropped catch on day three of the fourth Test against India at the SCG.
Smith chased a KL Rahul top edge from first slip off a Shane Watson delivery, with the ‘in-air’ camera hovering over him.
As he lay on the turf, Smith gesticulated towards the camera above him and clearly yelled the words “the f*****g wire”.
Channel Nine commentator Ian Healy suggested that the ball may have hit the wire that connects to the sky camera, but later said it had probably just distracted Smith.
“It might not have hit the wire it might have just distracted him,” Healy said.
The Spidercam company immediately denied that the ball had the the camera wire, however the shadow of the ball showed a definite deviation while in the air.