"What Is Ravindra Jadeja Putting On..."- Michael Vaughan and Tim Paine question Ravindra Jadeja for applying "Questionable" substance on the ball
Team India has gotten off to a brilliant start in the first test with a brilliant all-round performance on Day 1 of the first test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Nagpur. India lost the toss and put in to bowl first. But the Indian bowlers have put the team in the driver's seat.
In the first inning, Australia got all out for just 177 runs in 63.5 overs, with none of their batters reaching a half-century. For India, Ravindra Jadeja was the pick of the bowler, who took a five-wicket haul. He finished the inning with a figure of 5/47.
Ravi Ashwin was also among the wicket-takers and took three wickets for 52 runs. For Australia, Marnus Labuschagne (49) and Steve Smith (37) were the top scorers. In response, India got a great start with their openers. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul added 76 runs in 22.5 overs for the first wicket.
However, just a couple of overs before the stumps on Day 1, Rahul was dismissed for 20 runs, and Rohit is still unbeaten on 56, smashing nine fours and one six. It will not be a wrong statement to say that Day 1 belongs to India. But one video is surfacing on the internet that has created controversy.
The Australian media has taken out a video featuring Jadeja applying something to the ball. In the video, Jadeja took something from Mohammed Siraj and then applied that substance to the ball. The Australian media, foxsports.com.au tweeted, "Interesting. A debate has erupted after vision of a questionable moment was spotted during the first innings of the first Test between Australia and India."
Former English skipper Michael Vaughan has also tweeted, "What is it he is putting on his spinning finger ? Never ever seen this #INDvsAUS".
What is it he is putting on his spinning finger ? Never ever seen this … #INDvsAUS https://t.co/NBPCjFmq3w— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) February 9, 2023
Meanwhile, a fan asked the former Australian skipper Tim Paine about the video on Twitter. To which he gave a single-word reply, "Interesting."
Interesting— Tim Paine (@tdpaine36) February 9, 2023