Australian cricket team captain Aaron Finch has come into the defence of spinner Adam Zampa who was accused of ball tampering by Indian fans during India vs Australia ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (CWC 2019) match at The Oval in London. TV footage of Zampa putting his hand in the pocket and the. Rubbing the ball went viral as Indian fans alleged that the spinner indulged in some illegal activity. Adam Zampa Kept Sandpaper in Pocket While Bowling During IND vs AUS CWC 2019 Match? Twitterati Allege Spinner of Ball Tampering; Share Video Clips.
During the course of the match, the video clips and photos of Zampa’s hand in the pocket were all over the internet. Some social media users alleged that Australians were once again using sandpaper to alter the condition of the ball.
However, after the match, Finch explained why Zampa had his hands in the pocket before bowling the ball. After being asked about the photos going viral on social media, Australian skipper said he was not aware of the pictures. India vs Australia, ICC CWC 2019 Stat Highlights: Shikhar Dhawan Ton Helps IND Register 36-Run Win Over AUS.
“I haven’t seen the photos. I know he has hand warmers in his pockets like every game and uses them,” Finch was quoted as saying by metro.co.uk.
Reflecting back on the defeat, Finch soon after the match said, “they (India) got 120 off the last 10 overs and which is a lot. We didn't bowl well. With so much batting to come, makes it tough to stop. There wasn't huge amount on offer. We could have been straighter, dried up runs)a little bit at times.” MS Dhoni Follows ICC's Order, Removes Balidan Badge Logo From Wicket-Keeping Gloves During IND vs AUS, ICC CWC 2019 Match.
The Australian captain went on to praise India. “they (India) bat very deep, you want to go for wickets. Just one of those games, they outplayed us,” Finch added.