India batting coach Vikram Rathour plays down any ball-tampering attempt from England at Lord’s

Team India hasn’t made any official complaint on the matter as well.

Vikram Rathour (Source: Twitter)

The ongoing second Test match between England and India has been quite an eventful affair so far. However, something that has grabbed the attention of the cricket on-lookers is an incident that took place on day four whilst the 35th over of the second innings. Footage of an England player passing the ball to another who used his spikes to trap it created an uproar on the social media platforms.

The former India cricketers Virender Sehwag and Aakash Chopra also raised questions on this matter. The footage had emerged from the official broadcasters and it started getting viral on Twitter and across the internet as the people termed it to be a ball-tampering attempt.

However, India’s batting coach Vikram Rathour opened up on this matter and stated that he feels that it wasn’t a deliberate attempt from the hosts. “We saw it much later but I don’t think it was deliberate,” Rathour asserted at the post-day press conference.

England Pacer Stuart Broad opens up about the incident

The Indian side hasn’t made any official complaint on the matter yet. The footage however did not reveal the faces of the players and the scenario did not go any further as even the match umpire did not change the ball. This incident was highly discussed by the fans and one of the Twitter users asked the England pacer Stuart Broad about his opinions on the same. The pacer replied to the user by explaining the matter.

Broad Tweeted: “My comments are- Woody tried to nut meg Burnsy by tapping the ball through his legs (a very common occurrence) & he missed and kicked the ball there by accident. Instead of screenshotting the pic, watch the video quite plain & easy to see.”

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