England opener Jason Roy, who is currently playing for Quetta Gladiators in Pakistan Super League (PSL), has accused fast bowler Wahab Riaz of ball-tampering and indulged in a clash with him during a game played between Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi on Thursday.
The incident took place during the Gladiators’ innings. Roy asked Wahab whether he changed the condition of the ball in order to get reverse swing, to which the Pakistani pacer reacted angrily, and a clash occurred between the two players.
“Roy asked Wahab whether he had made the ball properly to gain reverse swing. The Pakistani pacer reacted angrily and argued before Sarfaraz intervened to diffuse the situation,” a source said as quoted by India Today.
“They basically said in the report that the cricket board and match officials should keep a close watch on the condition of the ball,” the source added.
Gladiators’ skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed, who intervened to calm down the situation between Roy and Riaz during the contest, confirmed that the former accused left-armer about ball-tampering. Sarfaraz also requested that the incident shouldn’t be blown out of proportion.
“Look, these things happen in cricket when there is intense competition between the players,” he said.