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Malik-Best altercation irks Sania

New Delhi: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza made no reservations in showing support for husband Shoaib Malik after the Pakistani cricketer had an ugly altercation with West Indian pacer Tino Best in the ongoing Caribbean Premier League, on Wednesday. While Shoaib Malik was playing for Barbados Tridents, Best donned the jersey of St Lucia Zouks.

Sania tweeted that she wished Shoaib had hit Tino when the two players nearly came to blows at the Kensington Oval in a T20 match between Barbados Tridents and St Lucia Zouks.

“Racial abusing on a cricket field? disgusting. i knw @realshoaibmalik didn’t hit him but how I wish he would hav! #tinobest #idiot (sic).”

The incident happened in the 15th over of the Tridents’ innings after Best had Malik out bowled for 49. Best celebrated and said something. While walking back, Malik stopped and told Best something, pointing his finger. The two players argued mid-pitch, with Malik placing his hands on the bowler’s shoulder. The umpires had to intervene.