The Indian cricket team dominated all aspects of the game in the 1st day of the 1st match of the 4 match Test series vs Australia in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023 in Nagpur.
After winning the toss, Australian captain Pat Cummins opted to bat first. However, both the openers Usman Khawaja and David Warner were both dismissed inside the first 3 overs.
Despite a solid partnership from Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith, it was a Ravindra Jadeja special on a match he is making his comeback from injury after missing several months of the game.
Jadeja took 5 wickets while his compatriot Ravichandran Ashwin took 3 wickets. However, it is Ravindra Jadeja’s spell that brought the difference. It took two brilliant deliveries from him to dismiss both Labuschagne and Smith.
However, in a photo and a clip that is going viral on social media, former England captain Michael Vaughan claimed that Ravindra Jadeja did a ball tampering.
However, it was reported by Sports Tak that Jadeja was actually applying ointment on his sore finger and no truth behind the ball tampering claim. However, the Indian fans were really disappointed and angry on Vaughan for his nonsense claim.
Interesting— Tim Paine (@tdpaine36) February 9, 2023
Ravindra Jadeja was applying ointment for sore fingers. This is the story of this picture, not the one cooked by other media. (Reported by Sports Tak). pic.twitter.com/LCmEQ6kWp1— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) February 9, 2023
That’s what I think. Like there is no sandpaper visible on the screen unlike the one incident I remember from a team.— Himanshu Pareek (@Sports_Himanshu) February 9, 2023
That is a miniature motor that helps him spin the ball more and also emits a ultra-high frequency wave that confuses batsmen— Ekgooner (@ekgooner) February 9, 2023
Show it to Warner and Smith they might have an idea.— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) February 9, 2023
You should ask this to warner & smith. They may be the right persons to answer this 😂 keep crying coz we are having kangaroo curry in the meal.— Rakshit Shah – PATHAAN (@rshah2611) February 9, 2023