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The 10 most epic cricket fights of all time

Kunal Salvi
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Modified 19 Dec 2019, 17:02 IST

Gautam Gambhir argues with Shahid Afridi
Gautam Gambhir argues with Shahid Afridi

When two teams take the field and engage in a competitive sport, circumstances and testosterone together cause tempers to fray. Why should cricket, despite carrying the tag of being the gentleman’s game, be any different? Though cricket in the good old days rarely saw an angry skirmish, the modern day game has had its fair share of ill-tempered fights. While there have surely been many more confrontations on the cricket field than those mentioned here, these fights deserve to make the list due to the sheer amount of anger involved.

#10. Steve Waugh gets saved from a sure beating

When a fast bowler with a height of 6’7 is bowling a good spell and giving you lethal stares, the best thing to do is to just look away. The usually stoic Steve Waugh forgot this thumb rule for a moment and swore at the huge Curtly Ambrose. What followed was an entertaining sight as Ambrose charged towards Waugh and was restrained only due to a mighty effort from his teammate.

#9. Balaji Rao unleashes his repertoire of invectives

I personally feel that it is quite uncool for a top international side to heckle the minnows. The Pakistani team though, thought differently during the WC 2011 and started to annoy the hell out of Canada’s Balaji Rao, renowned for his beer belly. They had not accounted for a fierce counter-attack from Rao, who started abusing as if he were a professional in the art of swearing.

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Published 12 Apr 2012, 15:09 IST
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