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WATCH: Brothers Ifran Pathan & Yusuf Pathan fight during India vs South Africa Champions match

WATCH: Brothers Ifran Pathan & Yusuf Pathan fight during India vs South Africa Champions match

South Africa Champions defeated India Champions by a massive 54 runs margin on Wednesday.

Brothers Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan were involved in a fight during the recently completed India Champions vs South Africa Champions match in the ongoing World Championship of Legends 2024.

Speaking about the event that led to the fight, Dale Steyn bowled a slower-length ball, and Irfan Pathan tried to slog. However, he only managed to get a top-edge that travelled straight to the long-off but the fielder failed to complete the catch. Amid such chaos, Irfan Pathan had already reached halfway down the pitch as he failed to reach the crease in time, and Steyn, stationed right next to the stumps, took no time in disturbing the bails.

Irfan Pathan & Yusuf Pathan fight

Irfan tried to convince Yusuf to run back for a double; however, he failed to convince his. Just a millisecond later, in the aftermath of his wicket, Irfan lashed out at his elder brother Yusuf, as he did not run for the second run.

India Champions vs South Africa Champions highlights

Riding upon blistering half-centuries from opener Jacques Synman and wicketkeeper Richard Levi, the South Africa Champions posted a total of 210/8 in 20 overs, and the bowlers restricted India to 156/6 in the allotted 20 overs to end their campaign on a winning note. Synman, who scored an unbeaten 82 against Pakistan in the previous game, once again showcased his batting prowess and blasted 73 off 43 balls (10x4s, 3x6s) to lay a solid foundation for his team.

Later, Levi smashed a 25-ball 60, with 5 sixes and as many boundaries, and helped his team dominate the middle overs. While the Indian bowlers did make a strong comeback in the death overs, they couldn’t prevent the Proteas from posting a big total. Harbhajan Singh (4/25) was the pick of the bowlers for India as the Turbanator rolled back the clock with his off-spin bowling.

Indian openers failed to give their team a good start in the run chase and their top five were back in the dugout with just 77 runs on the board in 11.3 overs. Yusuf Pathan (54* off 44) and Irfan Pathan (35 off 21) shared a vital stand but couldn’t help their side cross the finish line as the asking rate kept getting higher. India lost the game by 54 runs eventually.


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