IND vs AUS 2023: Former Australian cricketer Michael Clarke caused a stir when he made a comment regarding Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja’s on-field behavior during the Nagpur Test match against Australia. Jadeja was seen applying something to his left index finger, which caused a lot of speculation among fans and cricket commentators.
Michael Clarke stated that it would have been better if Jadeja had handed the ball to the umpire before applying anything to his finger. The video was shown to Indian skipper Rohit Sharma and Jadeja after the end of the day’s play and it was made clear that he was applying a pain relief ointment on his sore finger.
“He’s bowling so much that he’s probably got a blister or cut on that finger. What he should have done there, he should have given the ball to the umpire and stand in front of the umpire while he was putting it on his finger,” Clarke said.
Clarke’s statement caused a lot of reactions among fans and cricket experts. Some agreed with Clarke and felt that Jadeja should have followed protocol and handed the ball to the umpire before applying the ointment. On the other hand, some felt that Clarke was making a big deal out of a minor issue and that it was not a matter of concern.
Ravindra Jadeja, who is known for his all-round skills, had a great day on the field, picking up five crucial wickets in the first innings. Despite the controversy surrounding his on-field behavior, he continues to be an important player for the Indian cricket team.
Michael Clarke, who was known for his aggressive captaincy and leadership skills during his playing days, has always been known to voice his opinions on cricket-related issues. This time was no different as he sparked a debate with his statement on Jadeja. Whether or not his statement was justified remains a matter of debate, but it has certainly created a buzz among cricket fans.