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“Kya Kar Raha Hai”: Furious Yusuf Pathan Scolds Iqbal Abdulla For Refusing Easy Single

Dixit Bhargav

"Kya Kar Raha Hai": Furious Yusuf Pathan Scolds Iqbal Abdulla For Refusing Easy Single

Bhilwara Kings all-rounder Yusuf Pathan (34*) lost his temper on teammate Iqbal Abdulla (8 & 0/38) after he denied him an easy single in the 12th match of Legends League Cricket 2023 in Jammu.

It all happened on the fourth delivery of the 14th over when Pathan guided a delivery from Urbanisers Hyderabad all-rounder Asghar Afghan (1/40) towards backward point. With a single there to be taken in the middle overs, an error in judgement on Abdulla’s part cost his team a run.

Kya kar raha hai? [What are you doing?],” Pathan was heard shouting at Abdulla.

Not that Abdulla agreed to the run before sending Pathan back but even a mistake was enough for him to be on the receiving end of an earful. Right after returning to the crease safely, Pathan not only uttered the aforementioned words but also gave his batting partner an elongated stare.

Known for hitting massive sixes at will, Pathan took the mantle in his own hands to smack Afghan’s following delivery for a maximum around the deep mid-wicket region. Despite not requiring Abdulla in any way on this particular delivery, the 41-year old player was still spotted pointing out at how he should’ve followed his call on the previous ball.

Pathan, who scored a four and three sixes at a strike rate of 136, couldn’t provide an apt finish on a pitch where his teammates also failed to play the big shots frequently. With Hyderabad batter Rikki Clarke (73*) standing tall between Kings’ attempt of defending 145 runs, they ended up on the losing side with more than a couple of overs remaining in the match.

For those who don’t know, Pathan was involved in a heated clash with former Australian speedster Mitchell Johnson in a match between Bhilwara and India Capitals in Jodhpur last year. With the latter allegedly uttering a few words after dismissing the right-handed batter, the two even pushed each other before the on-field umpires intervened.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav


Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, 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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