Steve Smith
Steve Smith got out moments after speaking with the commentators on the microphone during the 1st T20 against India on Tuesday.Reuters

Critics and fans have slammed the idea of live chat with the cricketers while they are on the field through an on-field microphone.

The issue came to light after Steve Smith got out moments after he was speaking to the Channel Nine commentators during the 1st T20 game at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday.

After Smith got out, Virat Kohli (who took the catch) made a blabbering gesture at Smith. The fans and the critics must be wondering why Kohli made the gesture. 

Some said that Kohli did it for a reason and assume that he was criticising the idea of the live chat and tried to tell Smith that this is a game and not any interview. 

However, David Warner had other ideas about live chat during a game. The destructive left-handed batsman feels that the chats do not add extra pressure on him during a match. 

"I've been doing it all the time and I feel no added pressure," Warner told reporters in Melbourne ahead of 2nd T20 against India.

"It's great that I can actually give people at home an indication of what we're trying to achieve while we're out there in different situations. It's about entertainment."

Here are some of the tweets from the fans and the critics who have lashed out on Channel Nine for distracting the players. 

Australia were handed a crushing defeat in the 1st T20 of the series by 37 runs at the Adelaide Oval as the hosts were bundled out for a meagre total of 151 runs. The target of 189 runs became way too much for the Aussies to chase and T20 skipper Aaron Finch said at the post-match presentation that if the target was around the 170-run mark, that was still chaseable. 

Check out what happened after Steve Smith got out on Tuesday: