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Rohit dismisses Inzamam-Ul Haq’s allegations of ball tampering

India will play defending champions England in a replay of the 2022 T20 World Cup semi-final.

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Indian skipper Rohit Sharma.

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Indian captain Rohit Sharma has ridiculed former Pakistan captain Inzamam-Ul Haq’s ball-handling allegations against his team. He said the conditions helped his bowler turn the ball against Australia in the 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

Inzamam expressed surprise when Indian pacer Arshdeep Singh reversed the ball in the 15th over of the match against Australia and opined that the Indians had tampered with the ball.

Speaking about the same on Pakistani news channel 24 News, Inzamam said:

Arshdeep Singh, while bowling the 15th over, turned the ball over. Is it too early (for reverse swing) with the new ball? This means that on the 12th or 13th over the ball was ready for a reverse swing. Referees should keep their eyes open (to recognize these things). If they had been Pakistani bowlers (swinging the ball in reverse), this would have been a big problem. We know the reverse swing very well and if Arshdeep can come in the 15th over and reverse the ball, it means some serious work has already been done.

Inzamam-Ul Haq

At the press conference ahead of the second semi-final, when asked about Rohit Sharma’s reaction to Inzamam’s accusations that the Indians had been “working on the ball”, the Indian captain said that the weather conditions during the T20 World Cup are such that a reverse swing is possible is. was natural.

Rohit denied the former Pakistan captain’s allegations and said:

What can I say about this? You are playing in such a hot sun, the wicket is so dry that the ball automatically turns over. It happens to all teams, not just ours. All teams swing backwards. Sometimes it is important to open your mind. It is important to understand the conditions in which you are playing. The match is not in England or Australia. That is what I will say.

Rohit Sharma

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India will play reigning champions England at the Guyana National Stadium in Providence in a replay of the 2022 T20 World Cup semi-final on Thursday.

With the threat of rain looming in the match, Rohit was asked how the Indian team planned for a match with little rain. He said that they will adapt to the situation as and when it arises.

Look, I don’t think we came here thinking it’s going to be a 40-over match. We don’t want to think it’s going to be a shortened game. But if it is, we will change whatever we need to change in terms of strategy, combinations or whatever it is. Whatever we think is possibly the best chance for us to win the game.

Rohit Sharma

So we will be prepared for all kinds of scenarios. It’s not like it hasn’t happened before. It’s happened before too. In the last T20 World Cup, there was also a shortened match against Bangladesh. So all these things are happening and we’re coming here tomorrow to see what the scenario is. But ideally, having a 40-over game is fun for everyone. But again, we will be prepared to adapt to what lies ahead.

Rohit Sharma

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