Heated Verbal Altercation Erupts Between Muhammad Rizwan and Marco Jansen during PAK vs SA Clash at World Cup 2023 [WATCH]

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The ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 encountered a heated moment during the Pakistan versus South Africa match, as Muhammad Rizwan and Marco Jansen engaged in a verbal altercation on the field. The incident, which took place during the initial phase of the match, drew the attention of viewers and fans worldwide.

As tensions flared between the two players, Jansen’s team Gerald Coetzee swiftly intervened to defuse the situation.

Verbal spat between Marco Jansen and Muhammad Rizwan

The spat between South African seamer Marco Jansen and Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batter Muhammad Rizwan occurred during the seventh over of the first innings, adding to the intensity of the highly-anticipated contest.

After Rizwan’s edge off Jansen’s delivery sailed towards the third man for a boundary, an exchange of words ensued between the two players.

Here’s the video:

The World Cup has been witnessing several enthralling encounters, but this incident brought unwanted attention to the fierce competition and sportsmanship on display.

Both teams are known for their competitive spirit, and the altercation served as a stark reminder of the pressures and emotions involved in high-stakes cricket tournaments such as the World Cup.

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Rizwan departed for 31

As the match progressed, the players managed to regain their composure, allowing the focus to shift back to the game.

Yet, Rizwan failed to reach substantial heights as he was dismissed for 31 (27) by Coetzee, who induced an edge straight into the hands of wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock. Following Rizwan’s wicket, Coetzee’s celebratory reaction showcased his charged-up demeanour.

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