The inaugural season of the Legends League Cricket is in its last phase as the playoffs kicked off with Qualifier on Sunday between the Bhilwara Kings vs India Capitals. Led by opener Gautam Gambhir, the India Capitals won the match and booked a place in the final by defeating Irfan Pathan’s Bhilwara Kings by 4 wickets.
In this match, there was another big clash between two former giants of international cricket – Yusuf Pathan and Mitchell Johnson. The verbal clash between the two soon turned into a physical fight with both the former international stars fuming and ready to get involved in a serious battle.
This incident happened towards the end of Bhilwara Kings’ innings with Yusuf Pathan having turned on his beast mode and was cracking big hits. In the 17th over, Yusuf Pathan smashed Mitchell Johnson for a six; on the last ball of that over, Pathan ducked under a short ball, and was left disappointed when the umpire didn’t call it a wide.
After that Yusuf Pathan made his complaints heard to the umpire. This irked Mitchell Johnson, who then stepped in with a few words of his own. Pathan was now totally irritated with Johnson speaking in between him and the umpire and progressed ahead in an aggressive way toward Johnson.
In a couple of seconds, Yusuf Pathan and Mitchell Johnson were within touching distance of each other. Soon both shoved and pushed each other with the Australian pushing the Indian batter hardly. The umpire was quick to move Johnson away from the pitch.
You can watch the video of the fight between Yusuf Pathan and Mitchell Johnson here:
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Yusuf Pathan took his revenge with his bat and tonked Johnson in his next over for 6, 4, and 6 but the Aussie bowler had the last laugh as Pathan hit a mistimed shot off a full toss to the deep midwicket fielder.
The Kings posted a big total of 226 runs courtesy of fifties from Watson and Porterfield and quickfire cameos from Pathan and Rajes Bishnoi. However, the India Capitals gunned down the target with three balls to spare as Ross Taylor bludgeoned 84 off 39 balls and Ashley Nurse whacked 60 off 28 balls.