Images of Ravindra Jadeja rubbing a substance off the back of Mohammed Siraj’s palm on his bowling finger went viral on social media following the first day of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy first Test between India and Australia.
According to report, the Indian team management informed ICC match referee Andy Pycroft that star spinner Ravindra Jadeja was using pain reliever cream on the finger of his bowling hand in video recordings that were widely shared on social media on the first day of the Nagpur Test against Australia. Images of spinner Jadeja taking a substance from the back of Mohammed Siraj’s palm and rubbing it on his bowling finger went viral on social media following the first day of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy match between India and Australia.
Jadeja had already dismissed Steven Smith, Matt Renshaw, and Marnus Labuschagne at the time of the incident, and Australia was 120 for 5.
Despite the fact that the incident sparked debate on social media and in the media, it has been revealed that the Australian team did not bring the issue to the attention of the match referee. Depending on the circumstances, the match referee may independently investigate such incidents without requiring a complaint. Furthermore, in order to ensure that the condition of the ball is not harmed, the bowler is required by the Laws of Cricket to obtain the umpire’s approval before using any material on their hands.