The Carribean Premier League 2018 was rocked by high controversy on Friday after Pakistan left-arm pacer Sohail Tanvir gave the most disgraceful send offs to batsman Ben Cutting after dismissing him.
In the match between Guyana Amazon Warriors and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, witnessed a fiesty contest between Sohail Tanvir and Ben Cutting. In this heated exchange, the Pakistani bowler was hit for a six and appeared to be upset. Tanvir responded brilliantly through the next delivery by dismantling the middle stump with a super yorker.
However, Tanivir seemed to have grabbed the headlines for the wrong reasons with his unsportsmanlike celebrations after dismissing Ben Cutting. The Pakistani bowler flipped his middle finger to the departing Cutting after he claimed his wicket. And this rude gesture has caused an storm on social media with fans criticizing the bowler's actions.
With emotions and adrenaline running high, there have been instances where players have brought the game into disrepute with their celebrations. But, the Guyana Amazon Warriors pacer's actions on Thursday were completely uncalled for and is likely to land him in serious trouble.
Amid all the controversy, 21-year old Shimron Hetmyer's blitzkrieg knocked helped the Guyana Amazon Warriors cruise to a six-wicket win over St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots in their CPL 2018 opening match.
The youngster notched a brilliant 79 off just 45 and helped his side complete their successful chase despite a shaky start. While for the Patriots, Chris Gayle’s belligerent 86 off 65 balls, went in vain as his team could only manage a score of 146 runs.
The left-arm pacer Sohail Tanvir pacer was instrumental in restricting Patriots to the low total, giving away just 24 runs and picking up a crucial wicket. However, his actions might earn him a lengthy sanction on the sidelines when the league investigates the player's conduct.
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