Multan Sultans cruised to a comprehensive win over Islamabad United at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, during the ongoing Habib Bank Limited (HBL) Pakistan Super League (PSL) season five.
While chasing a target of 92 runs in a match which was reduced to nine overs per side, due to rain, Vince came out all guns blazing and smacked the United bowlers to all parts of the ground. He remained unbeaten 61 runs off 24 balls, an innings which included 11 fours and one six.
During the match, Islamabad United opener Colin Munro and Multan Sultans’ leg-spinner Imran Tahir enaged in a heated verbal spat.
It all happened because of Multan Sultans’ veteran spinner Imran Tahir’s celebration. The South African is renowned for his celebration after taking a wicket that sees him run wildly with his arms wide open.
But while the fans enjoy Tahir’s celebration, it is safe to say that not many batsmen like that and Islamabad United’s Colin Munro made it pretty clear. Munro and the leg-spinner were involved in some heated exchange of words after the latter got the better of the New Zealand opener and celebrated the dismissal in his trademark fashion.
The incident happened in the fifth over of Islamabad’s innings when Munro miscued a shot off Tahir’s bowling and was caught by Sohail Tanvir. As soon as Tanvir took the catch, Tahir started celebrating the wicket wildly. However, Munro did not like the celebration at all and turned back to say something to the spinner.
Islamabad United opener Colin Munro has admitted that he called Multan Sultans’ leg-spinner Imran Tahir a clown, during the match between the two sides at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
“I am tired of seeing him (Imran Tahir) celebrate like that and I called him a clown and he took it the wrong way and then you saw what he said to me, so we will leave it at that, eh?,” Munro was quoted as saying by Pak Passion Editor Saj Sadiq.
It must be noted that James Vince’s power-packed innings ensured that Multan cruised to a comprehensive win over Islamabad.