3 Times Cricket Quarrels Got Ugly In A Pak vs Eng Series

cricket quarrels Pak vs Eng Rana-Gatting

Pakistan and England have a pretty long history of unwanted incidents during a cricket series. Here is a look at 3 cricket quarrels that made things go really ugly, really fast during a series between Pakistan and England.

The Rana-Gatting Incident


Rana Gatting fight
Source: The Middle Stump

The year was 1987. Led by Mike Gatting, England were in the middle of a Test match in Faisalabad when during the game Pakistani umpire, Shakoor Rana found the English skipper moving one of the fielders while the bowler was in his run up. Rana was quick to address the issue and ended up calling Gatting a cheat.

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The comment made way for a heated discussion between the two. Gatting asked for an apology. The clash of egos resulted in the entire third day of the game being lost!

The Aaqib-Palmer Argument
 Aaqib-Palmer Argument cricket quarrels
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The year was 1992 and Pakistan were playing their third Test match against England in Old Trafford when English umpire, Roy Palmer warned Aaqib Javed for intimidatory bowling at one the English tail-enders.

At the end of the over, Palmer threw Aaqib’s sweater at him in a manner that the pacer considered offensive. Hence, an argument began between the two and escalated following intervention from the then Pakistan skipper, Javed Miandad.

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The game ended in a draw but the incident gave way for many other ugly scenes in what is considered to be one of the most controversial series ever between the two opponents.

Riaz-Trott Scuffle
Wahab Riaz and Trot Scuffle Cricket quarrels
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Poor relationship between the two sides continued when following the spot-fixing scandal in 2010, English batsman Jonathan Trott passed an ugly comment towards Pakistani pacer, Wahab Riaz during a practice session.

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Riaz obviously was quick to return the favor that resulted in Trott holding him by his throat in a scuffle that almost resulted in the Pakistani camp calling for police’s help!