There are quite a few aspects, which made headlines during the game between India and Australia. One of those was Adam Zampa, who was found using something before delivering the ball to the batsman. A mysterious video circled out in media. Meanwhile, the skipper Aaron Finch rubbishes the claims.
During Australia’s World Cup fixture against India, leg-spinner Adam Zampa was seen putting his hands inside his pocket and then rubbing the ball at The Oval in London. It raised a few eyebrows and also left people speculating about ball-tampering.
On Saturday, social media was abuzz with footage of Adam Zampa fidgeting in his pockets before taking strides for his run-up. Social media users were convinced that Adam Zampa was using some substance to tamper the ball. It was much like the incident that took place in South Africa.
Adam Zampa has hand warmers – Aaron Finch
Meanwhile, the skipper Aaron Finch quoted he hasn’t seen any such kind of videos or photos. Further, he clarified that Adam Zampa uses hand-warmers, which was not only in the Oval game but also for quite a few games now since his debut.
“I haven’t seen the photos. But I know that he has hand warmers in his pocket. He has them every single game he plays. I honestly haven’t seen them. So, I can’t comment too much on it. But I know for a fact that he has hand warmers every game,” Finch told the reporters at the post-match press conference.
Meanwhile, as per the Cricket Australia, the leg-spinner Adam Zampa has often seen using a similar thing in Big Bash League games as well. In between, the on-field umpires aren’t concerned with Adam Zampa using the hand warmers.
The ball-tampering incident has certainly brought back the memories of Sandpaper gate. It was the controversy, where the skipper Steve Smith and David Warner were proven guilty alongside Cameron Bancroft for tampering the ball.