Here's what Ravindra Jadeja applied to his finger which Australian media calling a "ball-tempering"

Here's what Ravindra Jadeja applied to his finger which Australian media calling a "ball-tempering"
On Thursday, Team India took on Australia in the first test of the highly anticipated Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Nagpur. The first day belonged to star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who was making his comeback to the national side after a gap of over six months.

Despite losing the toss, India got the upper hand over the visitors. It started in the very second over of the inning when Mohammed Siraj trapped Usman Khawaja for 1 run. It was followed by a brilliant delivery by Mohammed Shami to get rid of David Warner for 1.

Although Steve Smith (37) and Marnus Labuschagne (49) tackled hard and added a vital 82 runs for the third wicket. But Jadeja broke that partnership with a brilliant stumping by debutant KS Bharat to dismiss Labuschagne. After that, it was a cluster of wickets, and Australia got dismissed for just 177 runs.

Jadeja ran through the Australian batting order and ended up 5/47 on his return. It was his 11th five-wicket haul in his test career. Ravi Ashwin also bowled well for his 3/42. However, amid all the exciting cricket, one controversial video is creating chaos on the internet.

The video shows Mohammed Siraj handing something questionable to Jadeja. Later, the all-rounder was seen rubbing the ball with that substance. The Australian media is claiming that it was a matter of ball-tempering from the Indian team.

The Australian media agency 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."

It took place when the visitors were at 120/5. However, a source from the BCCI confirmed to PTI that it was an "ointment" for pain relief for Jadeja's sore finger. However, it was more of a brilliant comeback for the all-rounder after six months. After dismissing Australia for 177, India started with 77/1 at the stumps on Day 1 with Rohit Sharma unbeaten on 56.

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