Inzy, Afridi involved in a 'skirmish'

Updated on Mar 23, 2005 02:56 AM IST

People in Bangalore were animatedly discussing whether Afridi and Inzy had a fight or not, writes Kadambari Murali.

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PTI | ByKadambari Murali, Bangalore

It's a hot, hot day at the Chinnaswamy stadium here but people hanging around are animatedly discussing whether Shahid Afridi and Inzamam ul-Haq have had a fight or not. And if so, what happened. No one's been able to get close enough to the Pakistan camp to find out what the fuss between the skipper and his blue-eyed boy was about.

Some say it centred around a list that Inzamam and coach Woolmer were discussing. "Must be the XI," says one person. Someone else says there was no fight over a list and that Afridi got upset when Inzamam pushed him during a football game and he fell and scraped his elbow. He later brought it up. And the skipper flinging away his mitt in anger was incidental. They hugged and made up anyway.

The Pakistan camp called "rumours" of any fight "utter rubbish". "When you're skipper, you sometimes scold people, sometimes that sounds more harsh than expected. Nothing out of the ordinary," said a team official.

Anyway, that minor excitement was really the only entertainment two mornings before a game Pakistan desperately need to win and India would like to win to seal a comprehensive series triumph but can afford to draw.

Losing of course would be disastrous. For both.

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