Australian speedster Mitchell Starc lost his cool and gave a mouthful to Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant on Day 2 of the third Test at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
It was the 167th over of India’ first innings when Starc got involved in an on-field banter with Pant. The fifth delivery of the over was a yorker which was punched away towards the cover region by Pant and the batsmen set off for a couple.
After the follow through, Starc was standing in the way of Pant who was running towards the non-striker’s end. Pant tried to move away from the bowler and therefore had to run through the danger area of the pitch.
Starc saw that and quickly complained about the incident to umpire Ian Gould and went on to comment Pant for running into the danger area by calling him dumb.
“He’s f***ing done it again mate! How dumb are you?” said Starc which was recorded in the stump mic.
Last year, South Africa pacer Kagiso Rabada was handed a demerit point for the same and had to miss a Test match against England as ICC clarified that the stump mic had picked up the swear word.
Here’s the video: