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Watch: Umpire intervenes after Sam Curran, Hardik Pandya engage in heated verbal duel

by Wisden Staff 1 minute read

Watch: Sam Curran and Hardik Pandya engaged in a war of words at the end of the 46th over of the India innings after the England all-rounder decided to follow up a dot ball with a few words.

The 46th over, bowled by Curran, went for 21 runs with Pandya and Rishabh Pant smacking three sixes between them in the over. A frustrated Curran went well outside off-stump with his last ball of the over, but it went just past the tramline forcing the umpire to call it a wide.

Off the delivery he had to bowl again, Curran beat Pandya’s swish with a slower ball, and immediately engaged the batsman with a few words before turning around. Pandya ran up behind Curran to throw back a few words as the umpire intervened.

Watch the exchange here:

Some amateur lip-readers gave their interpretations of Curran’s volley.

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