Zampa using hand-warmer, clears Finch, even Indian fielders do
Australian leg spinner Adam Zampa dragged attention in the social media when he was seen hooking with something with the ball in hand during the match against India in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
As the Sandpaper scandal is yet to get too old to be forgotten, Zampa was immediately targeted, especially by the Indian fans making suspicious remarks about the activities of the Aussie bowler in the field.
Lately, skipper Aaron Finch clarified the issue, saying Zampa was using hand warmer, a part of, a part of cricketing equipments when players need to keep their hands warm in cooler atmospheres to get the feel back in hands.
“I haven’t seen the photos, but I know that he has hand warmers in his pocket. He has them every single game he plays. I honestly haven’t seen them, so I can’t comment too much on it. But I know for a fact that he has hand warmers every game,”
Finch told to the media.
Reportedly Indian fielders are also accustomed of operating hand warmers.
India fielding coach R Sridhar said in this regard, “I think hand-warmers is obviously the first option to keep your hands warm.”
“There are other options like “running from one fielding position to another or throwing the ball around” said Sridhar.
“That also keeps you warm between overs and doesn’t allow your body to cool down. Also, we practice in the same weather, so that also gives us a heads up,” he said.