The game of cricket has seen many incidents , which have been termed funny or against the spirit of the game. However this incident is a bit difficult to cateogarise, in terms of being funny or against the spirit of the game. But in short , it was another masterclass from Sangakkara, though not with the bat but with some cunning glove work.
After Ahmed Shehzad lofted the Sri lankan leggie over the extra cover , though only to be fieled by Nuwan Kulasekara . With Misbah being the non -striker , he was well aware of the chances of a double and almost forced Shehzad to come for a second, which should have been an easy one.
Shehzad came back for it and was well on track but Sangakkar tried to flick off the bails and Shehzad had pull in the dive. The funny part was that Sangakkara did not have the ball in his hand and was just pretending to flick the stumps. The ball came a lot after Shehzad had made his ground.
The best part was that both of the players took it lightly. After Shehzad made his ground, he saw Sangakkara collecting the ball and was surprised.He smiled at Sangakkara and Sanga did the same , though the feeling of fooling Shehzad was clear of the smile.
Shehzad did show another part of Pakistan cricket . He dived once , not a unique thing expected from a Pakistan cricketer. His single dive resulted in the physio being called on the field and play being halted.
Kumar Sangakkara , on the other have been a master of these stuffs. He , appealing behind the stumps for no reasons and once the umpire turns it down, he acts as if it was clearly out. Other incident came when he played a part in not allowing Sehwag to score a century in the Asia Cup