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Watch: Sohail Tanvir flips the bird after dismissing Ben Cutting in CPL match

One of the most disgraceful sending offs of all time?

With emotions and adrenaline running high, there have been bowlers who have brought the game into disrepute with their celebrations. Pakistan pacer Sohail Tanvir on Thursday went a step further in a Caribbean Premier League game.

Tanvir, representing Guyana Warriors, was hit for a six by Australian Ben Cutting as St Kitts and Nevis Patriots were cruising towards a competitive total. The next delivery saw Cutting bowled around his legs. We’ve seen bowlers taunting, letting out a few expletives or in the case of Sreesanth, even break into a jig. But Tanvir went for a double middle-finger salute.

Tanvir’s Guyana cruised to a six-wicket win as Shimron Hetmyer’s heroics outshone veteran Chris Gayle’s belligerent 86. The left-armer was instrumental in restricting St. Kitts to 146/5, giving away just 24 runs and picking up a wicket. His act might earn him a lengthy sanction and once again open discussions on player conduct.

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