CPL 2018: Sohail Tanvir gives an inappropriate send-off to Ben Cutting
Warriors won the game by 6 wickets.
Updated - Aug 10, 2018 4:40 pm
The sixth edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is up and running as St Kitts Nevis and Patriots faced Guyana Amazon Warriors in the second game. Only one batsman from each team played out of his skins and in the end, it was the Warriors who came out on top courtesy of Shimron Hetmyer’s heroics. However, during the game, an unwanted incident took place as Sohail Tanvir sent-off Ben Cutting in an unacceptable manner and might find himself in trouble.
Patriots were batting first and were looking to up the ante in the 17th over when Cutting and Chris Gayle were at the crease. Tanvir had the ball in hand as he was smashed for a humongous six in the same over by the former. But the left-arm seamer delivered a perfect yorker the very next ball and castled Cutting who was looking good after scoring 15 runs.
It was a beautiful delivery as the batsman had no idea what happened. All the accolades were coming the bowler’s way but Tanvir’s gestures towards Cutting after dismissing him has irked many. He showed middle-finger to him as the Australian walked back towards the pavilion and now is likely to be fined by the match referee for breaching the code of conduct.
Watch the video here:
#CPL2018 Sohail Tanvir bowls Ben Cutting after being hit for a six the previous delivery, then gives him the double finger!! Shocker! Has to be some sanction from that..kids watching. That said appears anything goes these days pic.twitter.com/vMLpUEdVdb
— Lukesters (@Lukesters) August 9, 2018
Warriors clinch the game
As far as the result of the match is concerned, the Warriors won the game easily as they gunned down the target of 147 runs in the 17th over. Hetmyer remained unbeaten on 79 off just 45 balls and overshadowed Chris Gayle’s 86-run knock for Patriots. Both of them were the lone rangers for their respective team but the young left-hander got a little more support from his fellow mates.
Also, the bowling of the Warriors was exceptional with Keemo Paul returning with the miserly figures of 2/16. Even the others bowled tight lines which never allowed the opposition to get away despite Gayle batting in the middle.