Will take Smith's statement at face value: Waugh

New Delhi, Mar 8: A "brain fade" moment led to Steven Smith seeking dressing advice for a DRS referral in the second Test against India and his word should be taken at face value, feels former Australia captain Steve Waugh.

"It was a fantastic Test match. It's a shame we are focussing on one incident. I would go with what Steve has said. I would take him on face value. The best part was umpires stepped in and stopped at then and there. Looking back Smith will be embarrassed and must have learnt a lesson," Waugh told mediapersons at a promotional event today.

However he wants ICC to intervene and  bring finality to the issue.

"Someone from ICC needs to look into the matter and bring it to a finality. Look we  need to move on. Probably he would be cautioned. It was a high intensity game," said Waugh.