On Day 1 of the first Test match between India and Australia in Nagpur, spinner Ravindra Jadeja claimed five wickets, but the controversy stemmed from the fact that he used an ointment on his painful finger. Jadeja, who was the team’s major troublemaker and was making his Test comeback after a protracted absence, was accused of “ball-tampering” at the conclusion of the day’s play. With a clever tweet, former Australia spinner Brad Hogg hushed many who were challenging Jadeja throughout the ongoing discussion.
According to a source, the Indian team management informed the referee about the event that Jadeja was merely putting ointment on a “sore finger”
The tourists were reeling at 120 for 5 when the incident occurred, and Jadeja had already defeated the superior Australian trio of Steven Smith, Matt Renshaw, and Marnus Labuschagne.
According to the rules of the game, a player needs the umpire’s permission before using any form of material on the hand.
India bowled out Australia for a pitiful 177 in the first innings thanks to 5/47 of Jadeja’s outstanding bowling.