by Ayush gautam
This was a World Cup match in Australia where the Indian wicket-keeper Kiran More was appealing a bit too much behind the stumps to create a bit of pressure on Pakistan’s best batsman Javed Miandad. Miandaddecided to mock the Indian stumper. The right-hander was obviously very angry.
This was a World Cup game as well and the stand-in Pakistani captain Aamer Sohail came down the track and thumped Venkatesh Prasad through the off side for a dismissive boundary. Sohail, thereafter, gestured towards Prasad that he would hit him through the same region off the next ball as well, but as it turned out, Prasad actually cleaned up Sohail on the next ball and gave him an angry send-off
Afridi was not happy about the fact that Gambhir was running towards him while coming to the non-striker’s end, while Gambhir felt that he was running in the straight line and Afridi had to move aside. Afridi, on the other hand, though he was just standing in his follow-through. The argument between the two was eventually stopped by the on-field umpires.
This was an Asia Cup game that was pretty close with India having lost a few wickets and being slightly under pressure. Shoaib Akhtar was bowling extremely quickly and was trying to wipe out India’s tail. But, at a very crucial juncture of the game, the Indian tail-ender Harbhajan Singh hit Shoaib for a huge six which definitely didn’t go down well with the Pakistani speedster, as he had a verbal altercation with Harbhajan.
"Things heated up a bit with Gautam Gambhir during the 2010 Asia Cup but it was all due to misunderstandings. He is a very good friend. We have played a lot of 'A' cricket together. There is no such rivalry with Ishant Sharma too," said the Pakistan veteran. Kamran Akmal said in an interview.
Ishant Sharma and Kamran Akmal were fined after being found guilty of Level 1 breaches of the ICC Code of Code following an altercation between the two players in the opening Twenty20 match on Tuesday. While Akmal was fined five per cent by match referee Roshan Mahanama, after he pleaded guilty, Ishant appealed the penalty and a hearing was held.