World Cup 2019: Adam Zampa rubs the ball after keeping hands in his pocket
The incident took place during Adam Zampa's first spell.
Published - Jun 9, 2019 5:50 pm | Updated - Jun 9, 2019 5:50 pm
India are currently bossing the ongoing World Cup game against Australia at the Kennington Oval in London. After opting to bat first, the openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan putting up 127 runs for the first wicket. The latter went on to notch up his 17th ODI century as well even as Virat Kohli also got going after some time. However, during the first innings, Adam Zampa was spotted rubbing something on the ball which has sought everyone’s attention.
The incident took place when the leggie came was introduced into the attack for the first time in the match. While going back to his run-up after one of the deliveries, Zampa was spotted removing something from his pocket and rubbing the ball. Though clear footages are yet to arrive, the video of the same is already going viral on social media.
Moreover, with the Newlands ball-tampering scandal still fresh in the minds of every cricket fan, it shouldn’t come as a surprise if the things escalate during or after the match. The two players of the scandal, Steve Smith and David Warner, have just made a comeback to the side.
Though one would feel that the Aussie will not resort to sandpaper tactics again, the video which has gone viral is raising doubts in the minds of the fans. Adam Zampa was seen putting hands in his pocket on multiple occasions and then was rubbing his hands over the ball.
Here’s the video:
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India aiming for a big score
Meanwhile, India are looking good to post a huge total on the board at The Oval. After Rohit Sharma’s half-century, Shikhar Dhawan went on to smash 117 runs off just 108 balls. He stitched a 93-run stand with Virat Kohli and at 220/2 after 37 overs, things are looking ominous for Australia at the moment. With the likes of KL Rahul, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya and Kedar Jadhav yet to come, the Men in Blue will be aiming to post a total close to 340.
— Rushikesh P Bagade (@Rushi_P_Bagade) June 9, 2019