Sanjay Bangar, a former cricketer for India, has criticized Australian media for their contentious coverage of several incidents on Day 1 of the ongoing first Test match between Australia and India. At the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur, to open the batting. Usman Khawaja was hit out by Mohammed Siraj on the first delivery of the innings’ second over. The ball tracking suggested that the ball would have hit the leg stump, but India moved upstairs because the umpire was not persuaded by Khawaja’s LBW plea. Australia lost their first wicket as a result of the ‘not out’ judgment being reversed.
Fox Cricket, an Australian news outlet, expressed dismay over the choice and questioned the ball tracker.
“Ball tracker broken? “
Aussies were left stunned just minutes into the first Test by an “interesting” DRS moment >> https://t.co/7H7qXMDhBX pic.twitter.com/x3tR443KZf
— Fox Cricket (@FoxCricket) February 9, 2023
In response to it and other articles that criticized the Nagpur field and Indian players, Bangar claimed that the Australian media was unable to comprehend how well India performed on the first day of the first Test. “Well, I am not on Twitter. But in the India-Australia series, you have to be in touch with what is happening around the globe. Some media from Australia say that the ball tracker (is) broken and they are not happy with the DRS. And now that’s crying, all these. They can’t digest the fact that the Indian team has dominated on Day 1,” said Bangar during an interaction on Star Sports.
After India bowled out Australia for 177 runs on Thursday, Rohit Sharma took the lead with an unbeaten 56. India had 77 for 1 at the day’s end. Australia’s captain, Cummins, decided to bat first, but India’s coordinated bowling effort, spearheaded by Ravindra Jadeja, caused their choice to backfire. As India bowled out Australia for a pitiful total, Ravichandran Ashwin collected three wickets and Jadeja claimed a five-wicket haul.