Former Pakistan cricketer Hasan Raza has accused the Indian team of unfair play, suggesting that the ICC and the BCCI favor Indian bowlers by providing them with special balls.
“We are seeing that when they are batting, they bat really well and suddenly the ball starts doing things when India bowl. There have been 7-8 close DRS calls that have gone in their favour. The way Siraj and Shami were swinging the ball. , it seemed like the ICC or the BCCI were giving them different and suspicious balls in the second innings. There needs to be an inspection done on the ball. There could also be an extra layer of coating on the ball for swing,” Raza told. a Pakistani news channel ABN.
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Wasim Akram, speaking on A Sports, responded: “I have been reading about it for the last couple of days. I want to have the same thing these guys are having, sounds like fun because their mind is not there. You will embarrass yourself and you will get us humiliated as well in front of the whole world.”
He explained the ball-handling process, saying, “It’s a very simple thing. The fourth umpire come up with a box of 12 balls. The team that win the toss, and if they are bowling then that team would pick the two balls in front of four umpires and the referee.”
“The on-field umpire will keep the first ball in their right and the second in left. Then the remaining balls they take to the other dressing room in a box with lot of people with him. The second team will pick two balls and thereafter , those two balls will be shown to the on-field umpire explaining them exactly which team has picked what. I don’t know who comes up with such conspiracy theory,” he added.
Akram also suggested that instead of conspiracy theories, people should consider the possibility that these bowlers have improved their skills and should be appreciated.