Hardik Pandya and Sam Curran fight: H Pandya and S Curran involved in heated exchange in Pune ODI

Dixit Bhargav
|Published March 26, 2021

Hardik Pandya and Sam Curran fight: The two specialist all-rounders were seen in an animated discussion in the second match.

During the second ODI of the ongoing England’s tour of India in Pune, India all-rounder Hardik Pandya and England all-rounder Sam Curran were involved in a verbal spat.

It all happened in the 46th over when Curran leaked as many as 21 runs as the hosts continued to build on their advantage in the business end of the innings.

Batting at No. 6, Pandya hit his first delivery for a six in the same over. On the penultimate delivery, Pandya hit a low full-toss for another six leaving Curran clueless regarding his line and length.

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With India wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant also scoring a six off Curran in the same over, things were just not working for the left-arm bowler.

Curran, who finished the over with a wide and a dot ball against Pandya, appeared to have said something to Pandya as the latter didn’t hesitate from responding in an even more aggressive manner. Eventually, the on-field umpire intervened to ensure that the players calm down.

While Pandya played a quintessential cameo scoring 35 (16) with the help of one four and four sixes, India posted a dominating 336/6 in 50 overs on the back of a brisk 113-run partnership for the fourth wicket between batsman Lokesh Rahul (108) and wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant (77).

Hardik Pandya and Sam Curran fight in Pune ODI

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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