India’s fast bowler Zaheer Khan and Australian captain Ricky Ponting got into a verbal spat in the first cricket Test on Friday at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) stadium.
The incident occurred in the 42nd over which was being bowled by Harbhajan Singh. Ricky Ponting was run out for 71 by a direct throw by Suresh Raina.
Zaheer Khan allegedly poked Ricky Ponting as the Australia skipper was going off the park after being run out for 71. In reply, Ponting walked back towards the Indian Players pointing the bat at Zaheer. Billy Bowden had to intervene to cool down the things.
Ricky Ponting had been talking about keeping it a controversy-free series. Ponting had said that he doesn’t want any negativity or bad blood during the series as world cricket is still suffering in the wake of the spot-fixing controversy
He said, “I have told my boys what should be the line. I can tell that my dressing room knows what’s their line,”.