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Bibek Bhattacharya, MBA 2014-16, Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur.
The Times of India in its 24th March, 2015 edition reported that Australian all-rounder Shane Watson and Pakistani fast bowler Wahab Riaz have finally come out on Twitter to end the adversity that had built up since the quarter final clash between the two sides.
Riaz’s outstanding spell has been widely applauded by cricketing fans all over the world.Legends such as Brian Lara and Ricky Ponting have endorsed the fiery brand of fast bowling which the pacer had put on display and offered to pay the fine imposed upon the pacer by the ICC.
In my opinion, both the players showed true sportsmanship to come out in mutual acknowledgement of the brilliant performances. With so much being said about the bat dominating the ball in modern cricket such rare occasions of cricketing rivalries are welcome.However,its equally important for players to draw the line and not carry this off the field. It’s heartening to see the gentleman’s sport continue to live up to its name.