Pakistan fast bowler Sohail Tanvir, who plays for Guyana Amazon Warriors in Carribean Premier League (CPL), was fined 15% of his match fee for an inappropriate send-off to Ben Cutting. Sohail Tanvir showed a double middle finger to Ben Cutting after the all-rounder got clean bowled in 17th over.
#CPL2018 Sohail Tanvir bowls Ben Cutting after being hit for a six the previous delivery, then gives him the double finger!! Shocker! Has to be some sanction from that..kids watching. That said appears anything goes these days pic.twitter.com/vMLpUEdVdb
— Lukesters (@Lukesters) August 9, 2018
A moment of madness?
Aussie all-rounder Ben Cutting, who plays for St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, had hit Tanvir for a six. What followed next was a moment of madness. Tanvir showed him double middle finger, however, Ben Cutting could not see it as his back was facing Tanvir.
After the incident, twitter erupted and Sohail Tanvir faced a lot of backlash for this obscene gesture.
Twitter user Taimoor Zaman called the incident an extremely poor display of sportsmanship.
Pathetic … Extremely Poor display of Sportsmanship by Sohail Tanvir. pic.twitter.com/mrfpUyfzdK
— Taimoor Zaman (@taimoorze) August 10, 2018
Australian opener Chris Lynn termed the incident as ‘pathetic’.
Pathetic send off from Tanvir #CPLT20
— Chris Lynn (@lynny50) August 9, 2018