Dhoni, Hafeez play down Ishant-Akmal on-field face-off
Bangalore: enjoying down the face-off between Indian pacer Ishant Sharma and Islamic Republic of Pakistan batter Kamran Akmal within the 1st Twenty20 International here, captains of each the perimeters same it had been a minor argument that complete with associate exchange of smiles between the 2.
A heated argument erupted between the 2 and umpires had to step in to separate them and continue with the thrilling game that Islamic Republic of Pakistan won by 5 wickets.
The two got into associate argument once Akmal was declared not out when he was caught off a bowling by Ishant, and was overwhelmed on consecutive ball.
Soon each angry players changed a number of angry words and wagged fingers at one another. Finally, the bottom umpires and Indian players intervened and separated each of them.
“It happened as a result of some misunderstanding between the 2. The bowler same one thing else and also the batter understood one thing else. i’m happy that Ishant had not abused him. we are going to attempt to keep this in restraint,” Mahendra Singh Dhoni same.
His vis-a-vis prophet Hafeez same the players doused the difficulty on the bottom itself.
“We have return here to play competitive cricket and such incidents do happen. it’s a region of the sport. However, Ishant and Akmal complete the difficulty on the bottom by exchanging smiles at one another,” he said.
Apart from the argument between the 2, Gautam Gambhir and prophet Irfan too glared at one another at the beginning of the match.