पाकिस्तान के क्रिकेटर झूठे हैं, भारतीय गेंदबाज भी गेंद को बदलने में शामिल हैं: प्रवीण कुमार का विस्फोटक बयान
Former India seamer Praveen Kumar recently made some shocking claims about ball-tampering in cricket, exposing the dark side of the game. In an interview with Lallantop, Kumar revealed that almost every team, including India, engages in ball-tampering to achieve reverse swing.
Ball tampering is a serious offense in cricket, as demonstrated by Cricket Australia’s ban on Steve Smith and David Warner for tampering with the ball using sandpaper during the 2018 tour against South Africa. However, Kumar alleged that most teams were involved in tampering with the ball during his playing days, especially on dry pitches to achieve reverse swing.
Interestingly, Kumar specifically criticized Pakistani cricketers, stating that they were the ones who tampered with the ball the most. He mentioned that Pakistani bowlers would scratch the ball on one side, but it required skill to effectively utilize the reverse swing. Kumar emphasized the importance of learning the skill to make the most of tampering.
It is worth noting that Pakistan is credited with introducing the art of reverse swing to the world. Sarfaraz Nawaz, a Pakistani cricketer, is recognized for pioneering this technique. He passed on the skill to former Pakistan captain Imran Khan, who further developed it. The famous fast-bowling duo, Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis, also played a significant role in popularizing reverse swing.
In conclusion, Praveen Kumar’s revelations shed light on the prevalence of ball-tampering in cricket, with almost every team resorting to it to achieve reverse swing. He specifically highlighted the involvement of Pakistani cricketers in this practice. Pakistan’s contribution to the introduction and development of reverse swing is also acknowledged.