Pakistan batter Asif Ali and Afghan paceman Fareed Ahmed were embroiled in a heated confrontation during the closing stages of Wednesday evening’s thrilling Asia Cup match in Sharjah.
Tempers flared in the penultimate over of the T20 contest after Ahmed removed Ali for 16 with a bouncer that was top-edged towards short fine leg, where Karim Janat pouched the catch.
The dismissal left Pakistan needing 12 runs to win off nine balls with one wicket in hand, putting Afghanistan in a commanding position.
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Before Ali started making his way towards the dugout, Ahmed pumped his fist and roared with delight directly in front of the 30-year-old.
The right-handed batter responded by shoving Ahmed before walking towards the sheds, only for the Afghan bowler to offer a few words…