Coin toss, pitch change, and ball tampering: The allegations leveled at the Indian team that also embarrassed Wasim Akram

On the other hand, a few people on social media are looking at these consecutive successes of the Indian team with suspicion. The objection of such persons is purely on the excellent bowling of the Indian team which we have witnessed throughout the tournament.

The Pakistan team has been eliminated from the World Cup, but Pakistani fans are watching the knockout stage of the World Cup with great excitement.

India defeated New Zealand by 70 runs yesterday to reach the final for the fourth time in the history of the World Cup.

However, before the match, controversy arose when a British newspaper, The Daily Mail, published a report about India’s decision to change the pitch for the semi-final without ICC approval. was accused of making

Generally, the responsibility for the maintenance and condition of the pitch in ICC tournaments rests with an independent representative appointed by the ICC.

The controversy was not over when a new controversy was created by former Pakistan cricketer Sikander Bakht in which he accused the Indian captain of tossing the coin in a certain way during the toss.

Sikandar Bakht speaking in a program first asked the host if I can do a mischief and then said ‘He (Rohit) always tosses the coin and the captain of the rival team never goes to see the final result’. He also shared from his X (formerly Twitter) account.

“If you watch closely enough, every time Rohit Sharma flips the coin for the toss, he throws it far away from the other captain. It’s far enough that the other captain doesn’t see it,” said Sikandar Bakht. What was the actual result of the toss?

Coin toss, pitch change and ball tampering The allegations leveled at the Indian team that also embarrassed Wasim Akram

“During the coin toss, Kane Williamson trusted the match referee’s words about the toss as the coin fell a few meters away.

The match referee immediately announced that India had won the toss. India then posted a mammoth total of 397 after electing to bat first and successfully defended the score to secure a 70-run victory.

During the tournament, Rohit Sharma’s coin toss had raised concerns within his team.

However, many former players have also denied this controversy and criticized former Pakistani cricketers for making such allegations. Wasim Akram said that I feel ashamed even after hearing such things.

Earlier, there was a controversy regarding Hasan Raza’s giving different balls to the Indian bowlers, on which many former cricketers, including former captain Wasim Akram, and Mohammad Shami himself also gave an explanation and criticized it.

It should be noted that the advantage of being the host team of the World Cup, the great support from the fans at the ground, good knowledge of the pitch and weather are all factors that have helped the Indian team in this tournament.

Seven to eight players of Team India are in great form and for these reasons, former coach Ravi Shastri has expressed his belief that ‘this is the right time (for Team India) to win the World Cup.’

On the other hand, a few people on social media are looking at these consecutive successes of the Indian team with suspicion. The objection of such persons is purely on the excellent bowling of the Indian team which we have witnessed throughout the tournament.

Indian team-best bowling in the tournament and the start of controversy in Pakistan

Indian cricket team has a long tradition of strong batting but this year for the first time Indian bowlers have achieved unprecedented success in this tournament.

India has fast bowlers like Mohammad Shami, Mohammad Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah who can crush the biggest opposition team, and they have shown it many times in the league matches of this World Cup and earned praise.

Along with them two spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Jadeja have been a big challenge for the opposing teams throughout the tournament. Hence the consensus of cricket experts is that the Indian team has the strongest bowling attack ever.

However, despite all these successes, the Indian bowling attack was viewed with suspicion. It originated in Pakistan when former Pakistani cricketer Hasan Raza expressed doubts after the Indian team bowled out Sri Lanka for 55 runs.

In the interview of Hasan Raza in the Pakistani media, he can be heard saying that there should be an investigation regarding the balls given to the Indian bowlers. Indian bowlers are swinging the ball more. Raza claimed that Mathews was also surprised by Shami’s swing in the Mumbai match.

He further claimed that the Indian bowlers are getting help from the ICC or BCCI in the second innings and are being given the second ball which is swinging more. I think the third umpire is also helping the Indian team.

Hasan Raza was of the view that Indian bowlers get a shining ball that helps them swing and the matter should be investigated.

Coin toss, pitch change and ball tampering: The allegations leveled at the Indian team that also embarrassed Wasim Akram

Laws about Wasim Akram’s denial and change of ball

Pakistan’s former captain Wasim Akram also described such concerns as ridiculous and said that some people are doubting the success of the Indian team and what they are saying is ridiculous which causes laughter. are becoming

Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has responded to the doubts raised by Hasan Raza.

In an interview given to a private channel, Wasim Akram said, “I saw that some people have doubts about the success of the Indian team.” This is ridiculous.’

He said that there is a way to select the ball. The fourth umpire enters the field with a box of 12 balls. If the captain winning the toss decides to bowl first, the captain of that team chooses two balls in front of the third umpire on the field.

The field umpire then places one ball in the right pocket and the other ball in the left pocket, the remaining balls are taken by the fourth umpire. In the second innings too, the captain of the fielding team chooses two new balls from this box.

In the background of all these controversies, we have to know how many balls are used in T20, ODI, and Test matches.

How many balls are used in a match?

A new ball is used in each innings of a T20 match. But in a Test match, a new ball can be used after 80 overs.

According to the new ICC rules, two balls are used in each innings in ODI matches.

Earlier only one ball was used in an innings but in 2011 ICC changed this rule.

One of the reasons for this was that the white ball deteriorated quickly and the stitching on the leather ball was prone to tearing, and the color would also fade.

To solve this problem, the ICC decided to use two balls in each innings. The bowling team decides how to handle the two balls.

The white ball initially swings more than the red ball but usually stops swinging after five to 10 overs.

Earlier in ODI cricket, umpires had to change the ball after 35 to 36 overs.

During a cricket match, when the batsman takes a shot, the ball may go out of the field or get lost among the spectators in the field. At that time the umpire does not give the new ball but the same old ball.

Keep in mind that the umpire’s box contains balls used for different overs.

If the bowler or captain of the bowling team complains that the ball is out of shape, the umpire may inspect the ball and award a new ball.

If the umpire is requested to replace the ball, the on-field umpire inspects the ball in accordance with ICC Cricket Ball Rule No. 4.5.

A ‘gauge scale ring’ is used to check the ball. It measures the circumference and size of the ball. Ball replacement is recommended if the ball is out of shape, the stitching is torn or split after prolonged use.

When replacing the ball, the umpire informs the captain and batsmen of the fielding team. According to ICC rules, if the ball is unplayable, deformed or underweight, it is replaced.

A ‘ball gauge’ ring used to measure the size of the ball has one frame larger than the size of the ball and the other a little smaller than the size of the ball. The umpire passes the ball through these frames to decide whether it is fair or not.

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