A still from the video showing Ravindra Jadeja applying a substance on his finger.© Twitter
Ravindra Jadeja drew attention not only for demolishing Australia with his fifer on the opening day of the first Test but also for applying something on his spinning finger, triggering a debate on what it was. A video made its way to social media, showing Jadeja receiving something from his teammate. Mohd Siraj and then applying and rubbing that on his left index finger, something that had the Australian media and a former player interested. When a fan shared the footage with former Australia captain Tim Painehe replied, “interesting”.
— Tim Paine (@tdpaine36) February 9, 2023
However, a BCCI source told PTI that it was an “ointment for pain relief for the sore finger”.
david warner and Steve Smith, who are part of the visiting side, served bans for their role in the ball-tampering scandal in 2018 in South Africa.
There seemed to be a controversy arising over a video where Jadeja appeared to be taking something from Mohammed Siraj and applying the substance on his finger. Australian media outlet foxsports.com.au did a report and posted a tweet on the same with the caption: “Interesting. A debate has erupted after vision of a questionable moment was spotted during the first innings of the first Test between Australia and India. “
Vaughan tweeted the report and wrote: “What is it he is putting on his spinning finger? Never ever seen this #INDvsAUS”
What is it he is putting on his spinning finger? Never ever seen this… #INDvsAUS https://t.co/NBPCjFmq3w
, Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) February 9, 2023
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