Shahid Afridi Fight
India vs. Pakistan has always been a dream game, be it hockey or cricket. Especially, since the popularity of India vs. Pakistan matches in the desert city Sharjah, the excitement and adrenaline pumping is at its best in these matches. A similar case was witnessed during 2007 India vs. Pakistan cricket series when Gautam Gambhir and Shahid Afridi exchanged a few words between them. It happened in the third ODI of what was a series played in ‘Good Spirit’ between the two nations.
Gautam Gambhir was scoring at a brisk rate off the bowling of Shahid Afridi and it seemed as Shahid Afridi vs Gautam Gambhir game rather than an India vs. Pakistan game. This Shahid Afridi vs Gautam Gambhir contest was enjoyed by the cricket fans present in Green Park, Kanpur. When Gautam Gambhir and Shahid Afridi were busy in exchanging words (abuses to be more precise), Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was a mere spectator. The field umpires, along with Dhoni and Pakistani captain Shoaib Malik did the work of separating Gautam Gambhir and Shahid Afridi, as it could have turned into Shahid Afridi vs Gautam Gambhir wrestling match.
This brawl of Shahid Afridi vs Gautam Gambhir started when Gambhir was busy in taking runs and he brushed shoulders with Afridi. Shahid Afridi, who was already not in a good mood, as his bowling was thrashed by the Indian batsmen Gambhir, Dhoni and Sehwag. Afridi uttered a few Hindi abuses to Gambhir. Gambhir was quick to respond, as he also said a few words to Afridi. Before this ‘words exchanging’ of Gautam Gambhir and Shahid Afridi could have turned into a wrestling match of Shahid Afridi vs Gautam Gambhir, both captains and the umpires cool off things. After the match, both Gautam Gambhir and Shahid Afridi were called off by the match referee.
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