"I had few conversations with him (Virat) off the field, few messages here and there in recent times just to see how things are going in India. He is a terrific guy and we both play hard out on the field," Smith said.
Virat Kohli received the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award
During the match, Kohli was batting before he walked towards the stand from which the boos culminated. He asked the fans to clap, instead. Earlier this year, he was conferred with the 'Spirit of Cricket' award by the ICC for his actions.
Smith lauded Kohli's captaincy, stating he is eagerly waiting for Team India to visit Down Under later this year for the proposed four-Test series.
"He is a terrific guy and the way he has led India has been amazing. They are an amazing side and can't wait to play them when they come out to Australia this year, will be something special," concluded Smith.