[caption id="attachment_694430" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-694430" alt="Steven Smith and Kagiso Rabada Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/rabba.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Steven Smith and Kagiso Rabada Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Cricket has been rocked by verbal and physical spats in the last few months. Topping the mountain is <a href="www.cricketcountry.com/players/Steven-Smith">Steven Smith</a>-<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Kagiso-Rabada">Kagiso Rabada</a> spat, which occurred during the second Test between South Africa and Australia. Radaba has been cleared to play the<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/australia-in-south-africa-2018-200471/"> third Test</a>, after being banned by ICC for a period of 2 Tests. Now Smith has also opened up about the whole episode. According to <em>cricket.com.au</em>, Smith said: I certainly think he (Rabada) bumped me a little bit harder than it actually looked on the footage. It didn t bother me too much. I guess the emotion after you get out you don t really . He s won the battle. What s the point of over-celebrating? And getting in the face of a batter, you ve already won the battle." <p></p> <p></p>Smith went on to question the ICC. He quipped, The ICC have set the standard, haven't they? There was clearly contact out in the middle. I certainly won't be telling my bowlers to go out there and after you take a wicket go and get in their space. I don't think that is on and part of the game. But the standard has been set. <p></p> <p></p>It was interesting to know that Smith was not called during Rabada's hearing. He said: It's pretty interesting when you're, I guess, looking for evidence and those kind of things. The other person involved (is) not getting asked about it is pretty interesting, I thought." <p></p> <p></p>With change of match referee, Smith said the Australia team has met with Andy Pycroft. He said: A new match referee coming in, so he wanted to have a chat to the senior players so myself, Davey (Warner) and Nathan Lyon. I think he s going to chat to Faf, AB (de Villiers) and Hashim (Amla) as well, just to ensure that the series is continued to play in pretty good spirit.I might have a chat to him around what s gone on (involving Rabada). Obviously, they ve deemed the contact not to be deliberate and set the line in the sand of what is appropriate and what s not. We ll see what he has to say. <p></p> <p></p>The third South Africa-Australia Test gets underway on Thursday, March 22 at Cape Town.