SA VS PAK ICC ODI World Cup 2023: Well, it was due time we got some controversy in this World Cup. So far, cricket has been the language that every player has spoken in this tournament, which is a very good thing.
We have seen some high-voltage cricketing action in this ICC ODI World Cup 2023 so far. But who does not like a heated exchange between two players in the heat of the moment? It is what the aggression does to you.
So when Marco Jensen got involved in a verbal spat with Mohammad Rizwan, the fans went ballistic over it. However, the Pakistani batsman handled the situation like a boss and was praised for his cool and calm reaction.
Virtual Spat During SA VS PAK ICC ODI World Cup 2023
The incident started during the seventh over of the match. Jensen had already dismissed both the openers of Pakistan and was spewing fire with the ball in his hands. During the seventh over, he also came close to dismissing Rizwan.
A mistimed straight drive by Rizwan was carried towards Jensen who ran towards his right and jumped to catch the ball. The ball slipped from his hands at the last possible second resulting in the bowler getting annoyed.
Rizwan then decided to pressurize the bowler and tried hitting the ball after stepping out of the crease. But a top edge resulted in the ball getting carried to third man for a boundary, which frustrated the bowler even more.
Frustrated Jensen Unloads At Rizwan
After this incident, Jensen was quite frustrated and bowled a perfectly good-length delivery. He wanted Rizwan to attempt a shot but he let the ball pass which was the last thing that Jensen needed.
He started shouting at Rizwan and told him to throw away his bat as well. The matter could have increased further. But the Pakistan batsman was calm and cool throughout and did not get involved in the heated exchange.