Virat's act was appreciated by Smith, who came up to him, shook his hand and patted him on the back during the drinks break.
In the post-match press conference, Virat said, "He (Smith) was just standing there, and I felt bad because if I was in a position where something had happened with me and I had apologised, I accepted it and I came back and still I would get booed, I wouldn't like it, either."
For Kohli, if someone has shown repentance then others should let go of the baggage and move on.
Watch: Steve Smith's reaction:
With India fans giving Steve Smith a tough time fielding in the deep, @imVkohli suggested they applaud the Australian instead.