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Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is having a great time in Nagpur as the left-hander made a remarkable comeback in the international setup in the series opener of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The Rajkot boy completed his 11th five-wicket haul in Test cricket, helping the host to bundle out Australia for 177 on Day 1 of the opening Test.

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While Jadeja made headlines due to his outstanding performance with the bowl, the prolific all-rounder also grabbed attention after a video of the Indian cricketer putting suspicious gel on his bowling finger went viral on social media.

In the viral video, Jadeja was spotted taking a gel from Md. Siraj and rubbing on his bowling finger on Day 1. The video grabbed a lot of traction on social media as former Australian skipper Tim Paine and Michael Vaughan expressed their shock over the incident. However, BCCI was quick to share the clarification over the incident by stating that it was a prescribed ointment that Jadeja applied because of a soar finger.

In a fresh development, former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri has reacted to the responses from Paine and Vaughan by stating that when the official referee of the match has given his nod to Jadeja, the matter should end there only.

“I have to ask just two questions. Was there any problem with the Australian team? The answer was ‘no’. Did the match referee come into play? He was told about it, he cleared everything, and the matter ends. Why are we discussing anybody else? And to be honest, with ointment as a reliever, the match referee would have been told if there was any decision to be taken or action, he would have taken it. By the way, on this track, you don't need anything, the ball will turn,” he said.

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Meanwhile, Jadeja continued his dominance in the match as the all-rounder batted brilliantly for India and scored an unbeaten 66 off 170 deliveries on Day 2.