India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was the standout performer in the first innings of the opening Test against Australia, finishing with impressive figures of 5/47 in his comeback game. An Aussie fan has shared a video on Twitter claiming that Jadeja applied a substance on his spinning finger to get a better grip on the ball and even tagged former Australian captain Tim Paine. Reactions to the footage were mixed, with Paine giving a cryptic one-word reply of ‘Interesting’. Fox Cricket, a leading Australian media outlet, has termed the incident ‘questionable’. As per a report in the Indian Express, the home team has responded to the allegations saying Siraj had passed an ointment to Jadeja to apply on his fingers as they tend to get sore while bowling constant overs.
Today: November 30, 2023