The India-Pakistan Cricket is the biggest Cricket rivalry in the world. Both teams are arch rivals and the fans do not want their respective team to lose. Losing is not an option and that put so much pressure on players on the field and sometimes things go overboard. Tomorrow India will take on Pakistan in ICC World T20 at Eden, Kolkata. Both teams are ready to take the field. Before that, we have brought up five interesting fights between India and Pakistan.
1) Kiran More vs Javed Miandad
India met Pakistan in World Cup, 1992 in Australia. Javed Miandad was batting for Pakistan against India and Kiran More the Indian Keeper kept saying stuff behind the wicket like 2 feet away from Javed. That got Miandad angry and he stopped the bowler and went up to More to ask what really he want to say, later came the almighty leaps of Miandad. After that Miandad danced like More what he used to do while appealing for out.
- Amir Sohail vs Venkatesh Prasad
The most prominent incident of over confidence happened in Pakistan vs India Quarterfinal game of World Cup 1996, at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. India posted a very good score of 287/8. Pakistan was chasing a big total and Sohail and Anwar were at the Crease but Sohail lost his concentration and hit Prasad for a couple of boundaries and gestured Prasad that he should go and fetch the ball from the boundary so that he could again hit the next ball for four. The reply from Venkatesh Prasad was a classical one. Prasad knocked Aamir Sohail’s off stump out of the ground and showed him the way to the dressing room.
3) Shahid Afridi vs Gautam Gambhir
India faced Pakistan in ODI series in 2007. The incident occurred when Shahid Afridi was bowling to Gambhir. A verbal spat followed after Gambhir hit Afridi for a four, and the next ball the players collided while Gambhir ran for a single. A heated argument followed and was brought to a halt only after on-field umpire Ian Gould’s intervention.
4) Shoaib Akhter vs Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan played two dots of Akhtar and got an earful from Akhtar in Asia cup match in 2010. In the final over, with India needing 7 to win. Bhajji smashed a six of Mohammed Aamir when 3 runs were required off 2 balls. Then he roared towards Akhtar.
5) Virender Sehwag vs Umar Gul
In 2011 World Cup, India met Pakistan in the second semifinal in Mohali. Sehwag hit Umar Gul for 5 fours in an over and putting Pakistan on the backfoot. Sehwag flicked, cut, drove and hit Umar Gul everywhere on the cricket field. The impact of the Sehwag’s assault was such that Umar Gul was the most expensive of all the Pakistani bowlers and went wicketless.