IND vs SA: Team India players including Sachin accused of ball-tampering against South Africa…

In 2001, the Indian team toured South Africa. This tour by the Indian team was full of controversies. There were many ups and downs during this time. In fact, in 2001, the second Test match of the series was played between India and South Africa. Both teams faced each other in Port Elizabeth. Such controversy arose during this game that its echoes were heard even in the Indian Parliament. The Indian Parliament declared referee Mike Dennis a racist.

In that match, referee Mike Dennis had accused Sachin Tendulkar of ball tampering, which surprised all the players. At the same time, following this controversy, Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, captain Sourav Ganguly, Harbhajan Singh, Shiv Sundar Das and Deep Dasgupta were banned for a Test match. Afterwards, discontent spread across India within a very short time. The matter reached the Indian Parliament. The Indian Parliament declared referee Mike Dennis a racist. He is also accused of discrimination against the Indian team.

This controversy became so heated that BCCI even threatened to cancel the South Africa tour. But afterwards referee Mike Dennis was removed for the third test. Then things cooled down. In fact, this controversy made a lot of headlines at the time. Furthermore, this is considered to be one of the biggest controversies in the history of cricket.

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