that isnt the issue is it???? The issue was whether the Pakistan bowlers tampered with the ball.Originally Posted by C_C
'He hinted that doctoring the ball was a practice but not any more. "Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammed Sami have been getting the ball to go reverse in this series and that is all without the bottle tops or anything," he said. He was responding to a TNN query on the recent remarks made by his former teammate Abdul Qadir who claimed that reverse swing wasn't possible without tampering with the ball.
"I know what Qadir was hinting at. Earlier, the ball would start to reverse swing from the tenth over itself. This is a thing of the past but now with so much check on the state of the ball it is impossible to change its condition." Sarfraz, who is hailed as one of the pioneers of reverse swing, accepted that ball doctoring was on in his playing days. '