NZC shows concerns over Rohit Sharma’s unusual coin toss

NZC shows concerns over Rohit Sharma's unusual coin toss
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In the midst of India’s stellar performance in the World Cup 2023, a peculiar aspect of Rohit Sharma’s unusual coin toss ritual has triggered concerns from New Zealand, raising eyebrows and generating discussions in the cricketing world. According to reports from Fox Cricket, Sharma has been tossing the coin in a distinctive manner throughout the tournament—away from the sight of the opposing captain. This unique approach has sparked suspicions of potential match or toss-fixing, as it prevents the other captain from witnessing the actual outcome.

India’s impeccable run in the World Cup, marked by victories in all round-robin games and a triumphant semi-final against New Zealand, intensifies the scrutiny around these allegations. As the team gears up to face Australia in the final on November 19, the spotlight on Sharma’s toss technique adds an extra layer of intrigue to the highly anticipated clash.

Rohit Sharma’s unusual coin toss and BCCI’s demands stir controversy

Adding to the controversy, reports surfaced suggesting that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) applied pressure on the International Cricket Council (ICC) to use a previously utilized playing surface instead of a fresh pitch before the semi-final. Former cricketer Sikandar Bakht echoed these sentiments, highlighting Sharma’s coin-tossing behavior.

Bakht remarked on Geo News,

“If you see closely enough, whenever Rohit Sharma gets to flip the coin for the toss, he also tosses it far away from the other captain. It is almost far enough that the other captain never really gets to see what the actual outcome of the toss was.”

These revelations cast a shadow over India’s otherwise dominant World Cup campaign, prompting a closer look at the intricacies of the tournament. The cricketing community is abuzz with discussions regarding the fairness and transparency of these actions, with fans and experts eagerly awaiting how these elements will unfold in the much-anticipated final.

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