Cricket players fined after reigniting four-year-old feud in pettiest fashion

Former international cricketers Ben Cutting and Sohail Tanvir reignited a feud that began four years ago this week, as the pair were involved in another heated on-field spat.

Cutting and Tanvir faced off in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) clash between Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators on Tuesday.

In the first innings of the match Aussie Cutting came in to bat at seven with his team 132-5.

However this would not be any old innings for the all-rounder, as he made his way to the crease to face old foe Tanvir.

The pair had previously clashed when both playing in the Caribbean Super League in 2018 between St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and Guyana Amazon Warriors.

During the Caribbean clash Tanvir was not best pleased after Cutting smashed the ball away for a six.

He then bowled the ex-Australia international one ball later, and in his send off showed Cutting the middle finger.

Fast forward four years and it seems the Peshawar Zalmi man had not forgotten their previous spat, as he once again dispatched Tanvir for a maximum before returning the favour and this time showing him the middle finger.

While the Pakistani did not get the chance to bowl against his old foe again in the match, their battle was far from over.

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After smashing an impressive 36 off 14 balls, Cutting was dismissed in the final over off the bowling of Naseem Shah and was caught at short third man by none other than Tanvir.

Of course the ex-international did not let his rival walk off without one final bit of controversy, as he again showed his middle finger in return after taking the catch.

Tanvir’s revenge however was short lived, as it was Cutting’s team who went on to seal victory in the match by 24 runs.

Following the feud, both players were fined 15 percent of their match fee for breaking the PSL Code of Conduct.

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In a statement, match referee Ali Naqvi said: “Such type of inappropriate gestures have no space in this great sport.

“The players need to always understand and remember their on and off the field responsibilities as they are role models and behaviour like this sends out a wrong message to the younger generation of cricketers.”

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