Watch: Mohammed Siraj Innovates A New Way To Shine The Ball
Watch: Mohammed Siraj Innovates A New Way To Shine The Ball

With the International Cricket Council placing a ban on the usage of saliva by bowlers on a cricket ball, the fast bowlers are forced to fall back on using sweat in order to shine the ball for reverse-swing.

Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj took it to another level on the first day of the Nottingham Test as he used his fellow pacer Mohammed Shami’s sweat to shine the ball.

At the time, Shami was in the midst of his over and Siraj, who was shining the ball, proceeded to wipe some sweat from the former’s forehead to apply it on the Dukes.

Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, ICC Final
Mohammed Shami (Image Credit: Twitter)

Coming back to the game, Indian bowlers- especially Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah- were at the peak of their powers on the opening day as they skittled the English batting unit for 183 in what was a display of relentless seam-swing bowling coupled with sustained accuracy.

In reply, India got off to a brilliant start as Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul racked up 97 runs for the first wicket.

However, the dismissal of Rohit Sharma at the stroke of Lunch triggered a familiar Indian collapse as James Anderson knocked over Pujara and Kohli within a space of two deliveries before Ajinkya Rahane ran himself out in a moment of madness.

Persistent rain eventually brought an end to the proceedings with India reeling at 4/125.

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Watch: Mohammed Siraj Innovates A New Way To Shine The Ball

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