Sport Cricket ‘I will shove your anger up your a–e’: Indians get nasty

‘I will shove your anger up your a–e’: Indians get nasty

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Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja went at it in Australia's second innings. Photo: Twitter
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While much was made of the argy-bargy between Aussie skipper Tim Paine and his Indian counterpart Virat Kohli during the second Test, the most vulgar abuse was actually between Indian teammates.

India veteran Ishant Sharma was heard over the stump mic telling teammate Ravindra Jadeja: “I will shove your anger up your a–e … don’t talk bull—-.”

The heated on-field spat unfolded during Australia’s second innings on day four, when Seven’s cameras captured Sharma arguing with substitute fielder, Jadeja.

The pair went chest to chest before two teammates, including a patient Mohammed Shami who was waiting to bowl, eventually intervened to calm the pair down.

Audio of the interaction in Hindi, was not broadcast but has since emerged and been translated.

“Don’t wave your hand at me. If you want something, come to me and say it,” Sharma barked.

Jadeja fires back, asking Sharma “why are you saying so much?”.

“Don’t wave your hand at me. Don’t take out your anger on me,” Sharma replied.

“I’ll take your anger and shove it up your a–e. I will shove your anger up your a–e … don’t talk bull—-.”

Jadeja, nicknamed ‘Rockstar’ by Rajasthan teammate Shane Warne during the inaugural Indian Premier League season because of his immense confidence, is a fiery customer who had a verbal stoush with Matthew Wade during last year’s Test series in India.

“Who knows what they are talking about but it does seem pretty animated. There’s lots of finger pointing. They were separated on a couple of occasions,” Ricky Ponting said on Seven.

The International Cricket Council announced a raft of changes to the sport’s code of conduct earlier this year as part of a crackdown on bad behaviour, notably agreeing that broadcasters should be allowed to use stump-mic audio at any time in games.

Previous guidelines demanded that broadcasters turn mics down when the ball is dead.

India, also not on the same page when it comes to selection, are understood to be furious that Seven highlighted the spat in its coverage.

There were a couple of tense moments in the match, including when Paine and Kohli went chest to chest and prompted a stern rebuke from umpires, but the match referee didn’t level any charges.

“He brings out the competitive spirit in a lot of people which is great, and I’m sure it was great to watch,” Paine said.

Jadeja was controversially left out of the tourists’ XI for the second Test despite Ravichandran Ashwin’s injury, with the tourists opting for a four-prong pace attack.

“We looked at the pitch, we didn’t think about that option [picking Jadejda],” Kohli said.

Shami, who claimed career-best figures of 6-56 on Monday, suggested his side erred by not picking a frontline spinner.

-with AAP

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