Adelaide Strikers batsman Matt Renshaw and Melbourne Renegades bowler Kane Richardson could face sanction after a fiery clash in Tuesday night’s Big Bash League match.
Richardson was chirpy early in the Renegades’ 60-run defeat after removing Strikers opener Phil Salt.
The Strikers appeared ready to return the favour when Richardson holed out late in the Renegades’ innings.
After taking an easy catch at deep cover, Renshaw clearly called “f*** off, Richo”, prompting a spirited reaction from Richardson as he left the field.
Kane Richardson clashes with the Strikers. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)Source:Getty Images
Fox Cricket’s Michael Hussey argued it was “not a good look for the game”.
“I don’t think (it’s a good look for the game),” Hussey said.
“But they’re professional sportspeople, their emotions get high and sometimes you get hot under the collar.
“I think there was a bit going on from when the Strikers were batting in the first innings, and you have a long memory as a player and you sometimes want to give a little back.
“But it’s not a good look for the game because there are so many kids at the game and they learn from watching their heroes play and we don’t want to be seeing that from the juniors coming through.”
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