Indian all-rounder Washington Sundar and Jonny Bairstow were found in a heated verbal exchange as India took on England in the first T20 of the five-match series. Both the players exchanged verbal blows to each other as they were interrupted by the umpire to separate them and stop the blows.
The English cricket team won the first T20I by 8 wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. Having won the toss, the England National Cricket Team elected to bowl first. They were right on the mark as they sent the Indian batsmen back to the dugout at regular intervals, preventing them from a huge first innings score.
Washington Sundar And Jonny Bairstow Enter In Heated Verbal Exchange
The Indian players looked frustrated throughout the games as the visitors gave them no chance to get their heads in front. First up, the English bowlers dismissed the Indian batting line up and the batsmen from the hosts could only manage 124 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in their 20 overs. Then, they won the game in just 15.3 overs to take a lead in the series.
The frustration from the Indian team was quite visible on the field as the Indian players were not at all happy with their dismal performance. In the 14th over of the game, Washington Sundar and Jonny Bairstow entered in a heated verbal exchange as they collided when David Malan hit a shot towards Bairstow at the non-striker’s end and Sundar was not happy with Bairstow not moving from the front, denying Sundar of a caught and bold opportunity.
Watch the video of the incident here:
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Team India Will Like To Bounce Back In The Next Game And Level The Series
The England Cricket Team have now gone 1-0 up in the five-match series after they won the first T20I by 8 wickets. All the English batsmen looked in decent touch as they smashed the Indian bowlers all over the park. Jason Roy top-scored for the English team as he scored 49 runs for the English team.
Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar picked the only wickets for team India as both the bowlers leaked runs heavily, much to the likes of their fellow countrymen. Now, India will look to bounce back in the second T20I and level the series 1-1.