London, August 15 (IANS) The Indian team management has refused to blame English players for ball games after photos and videos of those holding their shoe spikes on the ball appeared on social media during games on Day 4, Sunday.
Indian team striker Vikram Rathour said it was not a deliberate attempt to manipulate the ball.
“We did not see the repetitions in the beginning when we were on the balcony. We saw them later. It did not seem deliberate to us and looked random, ”Rathour said in response to a query from IANS during the day-end interaction with the media.
Several photos of English players hitting the ball with their spikes on the fourth day of the Lord’s Test left fans and former cricketers claiming the ball was manipulated.
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