When Wahab Riaz’s throat was grabbed by Jonathan Trott

Pakistan are touring England for a four-Test series after six years and Mohammad Amir, one of the villains of the last time is back in the side. No one is surprised with the controversial statements that are being made by the English cricketers, calling a life ban on the Pakistani seamer. The spot-fixing saga brought the game immense disrepute but has not the young left-armer paid his price?

While the Amir, Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt saga overshadowed everything, the infamous spot-fixing scandal led to other tense moments such as the one between Wahab Riaz and Jonathan Trott. After the spot fixing scandal in the final Tests at Lord’s in 2010, England did not want to play the One-Day International (ODI) series against Pakistan but somehow it went on and there were ugly spats as well. Also Read: Wahab Riaz opens up on his fight with Jonathan Trott incident

A day before the fourth ODI of the series at Lord’s, Trott and Riaz were involved in a physical fight in the nets. As reported by DailyMail.co.uk, things got heated up when the English batsman questioned Riaz, “How much are you going to make from the bookies today?”

In return, the hotheaded Riaz commented something about one of Trott’s family members before both threw pads at each other. The heated altercation had gone too far as Trott ended up grabbing Riaz’s throat but thanks to the then England’s batting coach Graham Gooch, who separated both of them.

The incident was taken very seriously by the match referee Jeff Crowe, who summoned both the players to MCC office in the pavilion, which had almost delayed the toss. Also Read: Now Kevin Pietersen joins the ‘ban Mohammad Amir’ bandwagon

Later, Pakistan won the fourth ODI and levelled the series but then lost the fifth ODI and England won the series by 3-2.