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Sania backs hubby Shoaib in ugly spat with Tino Best

Last updated on: July 25, 2014 16:20 IST

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Indian tennis star Sania Mirza gave her husband Shoaib Malik full backing after the Pakistan cricketer had an ugly altercation with West Indian pacer Tino Best in the ongoing Caribbean Premier League.

Controversy's favourite child: Sania Mirza

Sania tweeted about the incident that happened at the Kensington Oval in a T20 match between Barbados Tridents and St Lucia Zouks on Wednesday.

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Image: Sania Mirza with her husband Shoaib Malik


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Mirza stated on her Twitter page, "Racial abusing on a cricket field?disgusting.i knw

@realshoaibmalik didn't hit him but how I wish he would hav! #tinobest #idiot (sic)."

Shoaib, batting for St. Lucia, stroked 49 runs and stitched a crucial partnership with Dwayne Smith (110 not out), but came into physical contact with Barbados pacer Best after hitting the bowler for two boundaries.

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Image: Shoaib Malik and Tino Best are involved in an altercation during their CPL match on Wednesday
Photographs: Getty Images

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The players not only exchanged abuses on the field but reportedly continued the fight in the hotel premises, where the teams were staying.

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Image: Sania Mirza speaks to her husband Shoaib Malik during a training session
Photographs: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

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The CPL organisers downplayed the incident as a minor happening but the players have been fined hefty match fees after the on-field indiscipline.

While Shoaib has been docked half of his match remuneration, Best has been fined 60 per cent of his match earnings.


Image: Sania Mirza with her husband Shoaib Malik
Photographs: Reuters
Tags: CPL , Best , Sania

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