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A British Tabloid has alleged that the famous Indian Test captain Virat Kohli has tampered cricket ball with sweet residue. This news does not hold much ground as per clauses in the ICC’s Rules and Regulations about playing conditions.

These allegations were made after checking some footage in which it appears that Virat Kohli was shining the ball using residue from a sweet during the first test match held in Rajkot.

Anyways Virat is a great player and we cannot expect this from him and investigation should be done to check the condition of the ball from the match recordings and we

Till now no official complaint has been registered against him and as per ICC regulations on ball tempering, if a team want to register a complaint about the ball tempering issue by a player of rival team then they have to do this within 5 days of the completion of the Test match and if complaint is lodged after 5 days and test match is completed than no action will be taken after this time.

This is for the first time Virat has been accused of being involved in ball tempering by any newspaper. According to rule book of ICC Test matches Level one and Level two offenses should be reported to the match referee within 5 days of the commission of the alleged offense.

The Rajkot test match was ended on 13th November and if England team had any complaints, they should have made it official and lodged with the match referee then why this Tabloid has published their concerns about the ball tempering now is still not clear.

Please give your views about whether Virat Kohli had tampered the ball or not or what you think about this incident?

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Cheteshwar Pujara feels that India can win if they bat well on day 4 in Rajkot it is far from being disheartened by the loss of wickets just before the close.

Pujara has played well and scored 124 runs in the match against England, he said that he started playing shorts with full confidence and expected them to be in a defensive mode but when they have already set the target of 537 runs then the simplest plan is to reach that mark. And obviously we have a bright chance to win the game if we bat well in tomorrow’s match.

He thinks that it will be quite difficult to bat tomorrow because balling is going to be tougher on day five. At this time he do not want to say much, who himself along with Murali Vijay were dismissed in the final session.

This time Pujara is very optimistic about his knowledge of the SCA stadium track where he had already achieved century.

He further said “We are still in a good position once we bat well tomorrow and get a lead of 60-70 runs which will help us in the second innings. It’s a good wicket to bat on. I saw some spin, saw a couple of balls turn and bounce. We expect it to be more as match progresses, but our first focus will be to bat well tomorrow. And possibly press for win the day after.”

India lost Amit Mishra in the final over with score of 319 and it is still 218 runs behind England. Pujara added his 219 runs for the second wicket along with vijay who made 126 runs.

The chemistry between two of them was good and when asked about it he said that with him has forged triple digit stands with record of 370 runs against Australia at Hyderabad about 3 years back and they communicate well with each other on and off the field. They have spent a lot of time together and sometimes it was difficult for players playing only this particular format which they were following.

Pujara further said that he also felt nervous before the game in spite of making hundreds in Rajkot for domestic matches and this time he has made triple hundred in one of these first class games which means a lot to him.