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Sohail Tanvir gives Ben Cutting vulgar sending-off in CPL match - watch

Sohail Tanvir, who was obviously not happy at being hit for a maximum on the previous ball by Ben Cutting, gave the batsman a rather vulgar sending off after knocking his stumps over.

cricket Updated: Aug 10, 2018 13:44 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Sohail Tanvir dismissed Ben Cutting in a Caribbean Premier League (CPL) match but the sending off the pacer gave the batsman will lead to more debates about what is acceptable on the cricket field. (Twitter)

Cricket might be called the gentlemen’s game, but there has been an ever-growing concern within the sport’s governing body that on-field sledging is going too far, too often.

That being said, Pakistani pace bowler Sohail Tanvir took things up a notch with a rather obscene sending off of Ben Cutting during a Caribbean Premier League (CPL) match.

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Tanvir, who is playing for the Guyana Warriors, was hit for a six by Ben Cutting. Cutting’s team St Kitts and Nevis Patriots looked set to make a decent total at that point.

However, the next delivery from Tanvir saw Cutting get clean bowled. The left-arm speedster, who was obviously not happy at being hit for a maximum on the previous ball, showed two middle fingers to the Australian batsman.

Guyana eventually cruised to a six-wicket win as Shimron Hetmyer’s heroics outshone veteran Chris Gayle’s knock of 86 in the first innings.

Tanvir played a key restricting St. Kitts to 146/5 as he conceded just 24 runs and picked up a wicket during his spell. However, his defiant celebration might well earn him a few sanctions in the near future.

Aside from any potential ban, Tanvir’s actions are sure to add more fuel to the fiery debate about player conduct on the field and how much aggression is acceptable.

First Published: Aug 10, 2018 13:38 IST