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.
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
— tony (@tony49901400) March 26, 2021
How Twitterati reacted:
Hardik chasing Sam Curran to giv him an earful after Curran hurling abuses at him ! This wudnt hv bn possible wdout a captain like Virat at the top ! This aint a team tht wl take ur shit and stay put at d crease #INDvsENG
— not just a doc (@ouchh_potato) March 26, 2021
Sam Curran sledging Hardik Pandya!
Meanwhile Eoin Morgan – pic.twitter.com/jdSgBjejeG
— Sakshi Sharma (@Sakshitalksalot) March 26, 2021
Sam Curran said Something to Hardik Pandya but he didn’t Heard so Hardik Went to Sam That Did You Say Anything.. then umpires came In between …#INDvENG
— Ayush Prajapati (@Ayush19061) March 26, 2021
Nd Some Verbal Words Between Pandya Nd Sam Curran, Sam Curran in Tremendous pressure#INDvENG
— Prateek Shrivastava (@Prateek86816662) March 26, 2021
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