Jadeja’s ball-Tampering Allegation: After the end of the first day of the Nagpur Test, the Australian media started accusing India of ball-tampering. Australia’s ‘Fox Cricket’ channel shared a video of Jadeja. In this, Jadeja has seen bowling after applying something on his finger.
The Australian media linked Jadeja’s act to ball tempering. On this, former England captain Michael Vaughan asked what Jadeja was putting on his finger.
What’s in the video? (Jadeja’s ball-Tampering Allegation)
How do you we feel about this?? Little bit of vasso on the ball… Jadeja is putting himself in a world of trouble for ball tampering.. India already doctored a dodgy pitch.. #AUSvIND #vassogate pic.twitter.com/SBcPWiR0Kg
— Phazeoce (@phazeoce) February 9, 2023
A video is going viral on social media. The video is of the time when the Australian team’s score was 120 runs at the loss of 5 wickets and Jadeja was bowling. It was seen in the video that Jadeja reached Mohammad Siraj with the ball. He took something in Siraj’s hand and started applying it on his bowling finger. He put that thing on his finger for a long time and started bowling. However, in the video, Jadeja was not seen applying that thing to the ball.
Michael Vaughan also raised questions
Australian media ran the news on Jadeja’s video and asked what did Siraj give to Jadeja? He also added the tweet of former English captain Michael Vaughan in his news. Vaughan asked what Jadeja was doing on his bowling finger. He had never seen anything like this before. At the same time, Tim Paine, former captain of the Australian team, also described this video as ‘interesting’.
What did Jadeja put on his finger?
— Fox Cricket (@FoxCricket) February 9, 2023
In the video which is going viral, it is not seen anywhere that Jadeja applied the thing taken from Siraj on the ball. According to media reports, the BCCI told that Jadeja was applying balm on his finger to reduce pain. He did not tamper with the ball in any way. Applying any kind of substance to the ball helps reverse swing, which is helpful for fast bowlers and not spinners.
By the time this video is made, spinner Jadeja had taken 3 wickets. He took 5 wickets for 47 runs and ended his spell. After the end of the first day’s play, the pitch is looking favorable for the spinners, where spinners have taken 9 wickets so far. Even before the match, the pitch looked favorable to the spinners, so putting something on the ball for a reverse swing might not be true.
Usman Khawaja’s DRS was also wrong
This is not the only question raised by the Australian media. He also called the wicket of Australian cricket team opener Usman Khawaja wrong during the match. Khawaja was LBW on Siraj’s ball in the second over of the first innings. India appealed, but the umpire declared it not out.
Team India took a review and the umpire had to change the decision and give Khawaja out. Even on this Australian media said that Team India has tampered with DRS technology.
Questions were also raised about the pitch
Keep cooking these fake stories and they owned you enough in their lives pipe down pic.twitter.com/Jz53tLzwuJ
— Saksham Garg (@sakshamgarg45) February 9, 2023
Before the match, some photos of the Nagpur Test pitch were also going viral. Targeting this, Australian media had said that Team India is making dangerous pitches for left-hand batters. On only spinners will get help. However, when the match started, both the left-hand openers of Australia became victims of fast bowlers. David Warner was run by Mohammed Shami and Khwaja by Siraj.