India allrounder Hardik Pandya and England allrounder Sam Curran indulged in a brief argument in the middle during the 2nd ODI between the two teams in Pune. The incident took place in the 46th over after the left-arm speedster sledged Pandya after bowling a yorker, which the India batsman failed to touch
Curran mouthed a few words to Pandya during his follow-through and started walking back. It what appeared to be attempt to what exactly was said to him, Pandya ran quickly towards the England bowler and said something.
Pandya and Curran then exchanged a few words but the matter escalated further the on-field umpire intervened.
Watch – Hardik Pandya and Sam Curran exchange words in India vs England 2nd ODI
Co-incidentally, the argument between the two players took just a few days after their brothersin the middle. Krunal and Tom had a verbal exchanged in the first ODI, in which the former made his ODI debut, and smashed 58* runs in 31 balls.
Meanwhile, Pandya smashed 35 runs in 16 balls, as he and Rishabh Pant helped India to post a mammoth total of 336/8 in 50 overs.
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