India wicket-keeper batsman Parthiv Patel has recalled an incident when former Australia opener Matthew Hayden has said that he wanted to punch him in the face. Parthiv said that he made fun of the Hayden after he got out during a match which made Hayden angry. He was too young then when he got into the bad books of Hayden as well. Chasing a huge target of 304 against India in Brisbane in 2004, the veteran smashed a century but he was dismissed after scoring 109 by pace bowler Irfan Pathan.
However, Hayden's wicket proved too costly for Australia as India won the match by 19 runs. After getting dismissed, Hayden was in a pretty bad mood and Pathiv revealed an incident of that game as well.
"I was carrying drinks in Brisbane, it was the match in which Irfan Pathan got him out. He had already scored a hundred and it was a crucial stage when Irfan got him out. I was just passing him by and I did a 'hoohoo' to him," Parthiv Patel said during an interaction on 100 hours 100 stars.
Parthiv Patel also said that later they went on to become good friends after they started playing for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League.
"Yeah, Hayden wanted to beat me up in Brisbane. But we became good friends after that. We played a lot of cricket together at CSK," Parthiv expressed. "We enjoyed each other's company. Opening the batting was fun with him. We've had good times off the field as well. So we patched up after that Brisbane incident. Even after the IPL finished, I went to Australia with an emerging side. Hayden called me home, prepared chicken biryani and dal for me."
Currently, the world has been fighting against the global pandemic novel coronavirus which has claimed several lives so far and affected a lot too. This has also raised concern over the cash-rich tournament Indian Premier League and also the T20 World Cup later this year.