T20 WC 2024: Rohit Sharma Responds to Inzamam-ul-Haq, “Abhi Kya bolun mai, Thoda dimag..”

Rohit Sharma Responds to Inzamam-ul-Haq

In a recent press conference, Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma addressed the accusations made by former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq about ball tampering during India’s Super 8 match against Australia in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024.

Rohit Sharma dismissed the allegations, stating, “It’s so hot here plus the dry pitches. If it won’t reverse swing here where will it? We aren’t playing in England or Australia.” These remarks were in response to Inzamam-ul-Haq’s comments on a Pakistani news channel, where he accused the Indian team of “working on the ball” to produce reverse swing.

The controversy began after Inzamam pointed out Arshdeep Singh’s bowling during the match against Australia on June 24. He noted that signs of reverse swing appeared earlier than usual, raising questions about how Indian bowlers managed to achieve reverse swing with a relatively new ball, which typically happens only with an older ball.

Rohit Sharma suggested that the conditions in Guyana, where the match was played, naturally support reverse swing due to the hot weather and dry pitches. He stressed that if reverse swing cannot occur in such conditions, it would be even more unlikely in places like England or Australia, where the pitches are generally more favorable for seam and swing bowling.

The Indian cricket team has faced similar accusations in the past. A notable instance was in 2001 when Sachin Tendulkar was suspended for one match for allegedly scuffing the ball’s seam during a Test match against South Africa. However, the current allegations by Inzamam-ul-Haq have been strongly denied by the Indian team and its captain.

As the T20 World Cup 2024 continues, it will be interesting to see if these allegations affect the tournament or the Indian team’s performance. The team is gearing up to face England in the semi-finals. Rohit Sharma’s response indicates that the team is focused on their game and is determined to prove their innocence through their performance on the field.

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