Ind vs Eng: Were England players caught red-handed for ball-tampering? Watch video- England players on Day 4 were apparently caught red-handed for ball-tampering. A clip has gone viral on social media that shows the players using the bottom of their shoes to change the condition of the ball. The spikes below the shoes were placed on the ball. Ever since the picture/ video emerged fans have gone frenzy on the Internet.
Ind vs Eng: Were England players caught red-handed for ball-tampering? Watch video
Ball tampering, eh? #EngvInd
— Wear a Mask. Stay Safe, India (@cricketaakash) August 15, 2021
That looks like ball tampering, England. It sure does… pic.twitter.com/qLeICi5i2D
— Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) August 15, 2021
@icc what is this?heh. You should take action on these😡
— Maddy_31 (@Madhavanvj3) August 15, 2021
There is a video of English players trying to scratch the ball deliberately with their spikes.
— Suhit Data (@ImSDataa) August 15, 2021
— Vedant (@NotVedant12) August 15, 2021
— Rachit (@Rachit68126312) August 15, 2021
Two English players were seen stepping on the ball with their spikes before the 34th over of India’s second innings in the ongoing second Test at the Lord’s Cricket Ground on Sunday.
Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra was quick to notice that as he took to Twitter and wrote: “Ball tampering, eh? #EngvInd.” Shaun Pollock who was commenting at that time also showed his disapproval regarding the incident and later Harsha Bhogle also condemned it. Notably, the ball wasn’t changed by the umpires after this incident. Pollock even mentioned the match referee might want to have a look at it.
England pacer Stuart Broad though was quick to call it an accident. Replying to a fan on Twitter, he wrote: “As I’m sure you’re aware from watching the full footage- it wasn’t deliberate was it. End of Story.”
Earlier in the match, England pacer Mark Wood dismissed India opening batters Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul while Sam Curran sent Virat Kohli back to the pavilion as the visitors were put on the back foot in the opening session on Day 4.
Ind vs Eng: Were England players caught red-handed for ball-tampering?
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(with ANI inputs)