BRISBANE: A practice session of the Pakistani cricket team became unpleasant on Wednesday when pacer Wahab Riaz got into a scuffle with leg-spinner Yasir Shah in Woolloongabba, a day before Brisbane’s first ever day-night Test on Thursday.
Sources revealed Riaz and Shah were sent off by Coach Mickey Arthur when both the players pushed each other during a practice football match.
Riaz reportedly tried to snatch the football from Shah during which he hit one of his legs.
In a fit of annoyance, Shah pushed Riaz following which other team members had to intervene and separate them.
“It happened during a football game when players often lose their control. We have dealt with the matter and players are fine now,” Team manager Wasim Bari told ARY News terming the scuffle a minor incident.
As per the last reports, both the players apologised to each other and the team management after which, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) decided not to take any action again them, said a PCB spokesperson.
The PCB spokesperson added that the players have been warned of serious consequences if any such indecent happened in the future again.
Pakistan will face Australia in Brisbane from Thursday in a three-Test series.
Yasir Shah later tweeted a picture in which he could be seen with pacer Wahab Riaz in a perfect mood.
— Yasir Shah Offical (@Shah64Y) December 14, 2016