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Fans always witness high-pressure game between arch-rivals India and Pakistan. Both the teams refuse to give an inch to the opposition during the encounter. Due to such a high amount of pressure, altercations are very common during high-octane encounters.
Here are five most infamous on-field altercations between India and Pakistan…
Kiran More vs Javed Miandad
Indian wicket-keeper Kiran More appealed a bit too much behind the stumps to create a bit of pressure on Pakistan’s best batsman Javed Miandad during a 1992 World Cup match. Miandad ignored it initially. However, the Pakistan batsman got irritated with the appeals and decided to mock More. He started jumping after pushing the ball towards the offside to make fun of More’s appealing.
Aamer Sohail vs Venkatesh Prasad
The incident happened during 1996 World Cup. Pakistan opener Aamer Sohail was going great guns during a match against India. He was smashing the Indian bowlers to all parts of the ground. During his explosive knock, he came down the track and thumped Venkatesh Prasad through the offside for a boundary. Then the Pakistan batter gestured towards Prasad that he would hit him through the same region off the next ball as well. However, Prasad came back strongly and clean-bowled Sohail on the next ball and gave him an angry send-off.
Shahid Afridi vs MS Dhoni
During a match against Pakistan in 2005, MS Dhoni, batting at No 3 played an inside out boundary against Shahid Afridi. The Pakistani spinner didn’t like it and said something to Dhoni in quite an angry fashion. However, Dhoni decided to retaliate back not verbally but with his bat. The wicket-keeper batsman smashed Afridi’s next ball through the same region again for a six.
Shahid Afridi vs Gautam Gambhir
The ugly spat between Gautam Gambhir and Shahid Afridi happened during an ODI match between the arch-rivals in 2007. After hitting Afridi for a four, Gambhir ran a single in the next delivery and the duo collided in the process. Subsequently, there was a verbal duel and a near altercation between them.
Shoaib Akhtar vs Harbhajan Singh
The unsavoury incident between Shoaib Akhtar and Harbhajan Singh happened in an Asia Cup game in 2010. India had lost a few wickets and were under tremendous pressure. Akhtar was bowling extremely quickly and was trying to wipe out India’s tail at that moment. Harbhajan hit Akhtar for a huge six and it didn’t go down well with the speedster. Subsequently, he had a verbal altercation with Bhajji. Eventually, Harbhajan won the game for India.