The Indian workforce administration has issued a clarification to ICC match referee Andy Pycroft over the Ravindra Jadeja video that went viral on social media on Day 1 of the primary India-Australia Take a look at in Nagpur. The hosts defined that the all-rounder was making use of an ointment to the index finger of his bowling hand.
Jadeja starred with a five-wicket haul on his worldwide comeback on Day 1 of the primary Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023 Take a look at on Thursday, February 9. Nevertheless, Australian media raised eyebrows after Jadeja was seen taking a substance off the again of pacer Mohammed Siraj’s palm along with his proper hand. The all-rounder appeared to rub the substance on the index finger of his left hand.
The incident in query occurred after Australia had misplaced half their facet with solely 120 on the board. Jadeja had claimed three of these scalps, together with the massive ones of Marnus Labuschagne (49) and Steve Smith (37).
In accordance with a report in ESPNcricnfo, following the tip of the opening day’s play in Nagpur, Jadeja, India captain Rohit Sharma, and the workforce supervisor have been proven the video clip that went viral. As per the report, Pycroft needed to tell the Indian workforce concerning the incident and Jadeja has not been charged over the controversy.
It’s believed that the Australian workforce additionally didn’t elevate the matter with the match referee.
“It isn’t a rank turner” – Ravindra Jadeja opens up after Day 1 heroics
Taking part in in his first worldwide match for the reason that Asia Cup within the UAE final yr, Jadeja made a profitable return to the workforce, claiming 5/47 in 22 overs. Australia have been bowled out for a disappointing 177 in 63.5 overs after profitable the toss and batting first.
Regardless of having fun with loads of success on the opening day of the Nagpur Take a look at, Jadeja refused to time period the floor a rank turner and mentioned:
“It’s not a rank turner. For a primary day pitch, it was gradual and there wasn’t loads of bounce as nicely in comparison with different wickets. Defending wasn’t as troublesome immediately for batters, however it can occur as the sport progresses. That occurs in most Take a look at matches. Undoubtedly not a rank turner.”
The 34-year-old added that he used the depth of the crease to attempt to unsettle the set Aussie duo of Labuschagne and Smith. The left-arm spinner elaborated:
“I used to be utilizing the crease as a result of all of the deliveries weren’t spinning. To create doubt within the thoughts of batters, I used to be going extensive of the crease and typically bowling from nearer to the crease. I used to be mixing it up.”
India ended Day 1 on 77/1, with skipper Rohit unbeaten on 56 and Ravichandran Ashwin on 0.