A still from the video in which Ravindra Jadeja appears to be applying something to his fingers.©Twitter
Ravindra Jadeja put in a strong performance on his comeback as he took a five-wicket haul on the day of the First Test against Australia at Nagpur. Jadeja did most of the bowling on the Jamtha dustbowl and earned his 11th fifer (5/47) in 22 overs helping India bowl Australia for a paltry 177 after the visitors decided to take the first strike in the series -opener. Ravichandran Ashwin, who probably dominated the Aussie mind space more than his spin colleague, got 3/42 in 15.5 overs, completing 450 wickets in Test cricket in the process.
At stumps, Rohit Sharma’s counterattacking 56 not out gave India full command with hosts ending the day on 77 for one and trailing by 100 runs.
However, a controversy seemed to arise over a video in which Jadeja appears to be taking something from Mohammed Siraj and applying the substance to his finger. Australian media outlet foxsports.com.au did a report and posted a tweet about it with the caption: “Interesting. A debate has erupted after a vision of a questionable moment was spotted during the first innings of the first Test between Australia and India.”
Vaughan tweeted the report, writing “What’s he doing on his spinning finger? Never seen this #INDvsAUS”
What is he doing on his spinning finger? Never seen this… #INDvsAUS https://t.co/NBPCjFmq3w
— Michael Vaughan (@Michael Vaughan) February 9, 2023
Even former Australia skipper Tim Paine responded to the video of the incident with a single word comment: “Interesting”
— Tim Paine (@tdpaine36) February 9, 2023
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