With the rivalry of the India-Pakistan clashes, the excitement is bound to lead to aggression and to a few heated exchanges between players. It is only natural to happen in big games or in competitive sport. But it gets added flavour and vigour when it involves India and Pakistan.
Javed Miandad and Kiran More – 1992 World Cup
This is one of the most ‘memorable’ fights in cricket – not just in an India-Pakistan match. India were playing Pakistan for the first time in a World Cup match. Pakistan were handed over a target of 217 runs. The Indian bowlers were bowling brilliant spells and with rising required rate, the tension started to rise as well. Getting irritated with the rigorous comments by Kiran More behind the stumps, Javed Miandad complained about this to the umpire. Later, More appealed against the batsman for lbw. Tired of the comments coming from behind him, Miandad in a hilarious moment imitated More by jumping up and down and mocked the keeper.
Venkatesh Prasad and Aamer Sohail- 1996 Cricket World Cup
India met Pakistan for the second time in World Cup. India scored a decent 287 runs in their 50 overs. Chasing this total, Aamer Sohail scored a half century. But during the course of this innings he did something that changed the complexion of the match. Sohail dispatched a Venkatesh Prasad ball to the cover boundary and followed it by pointing finger on the Indian quicker. Venkatesh Prasad gave the best of the answers he could have as the Indian bowler disturbed the wood work behind Sohail to send his off stump for a toss. India won that encounter by 39 runs.
Gautam Gambhir and Shahid Afridi were involved in a heated altercation. It happened in the 3rd ODI at Green Park, Kanpur.
Gautam Gambhir and Kamran Akmal – 2010 Asia Cup
Gautam Gambhir once again indulged in a fight but this time it was Pakistan’s wicket-keeper who was against him. Gambhir actually got frustrated on an over appealing gesture which later converted into an ugly word-war between the two players.
Ishant Sharma and Kamran Akmal- 1st T20, 2012
Kamran Akmal again was in a word-war and it was Ishant Sharma this time who was against him.