It is not often that you see cricketing legends like Mahela Jayawardene and VVS Laxman lose their cool. One would remember Laxman losing his cool on Pragyan Ojha while taking a single during a crucial Test victory at Mohali against Australia in 2010. Jayawardene losing cool might not be remembered by many. However, each and every cricketer have had their share of bad days. It was during the second Twenty20 (T20) match against Australia at Melbourne. The end of the match was closely fought. Australia needed 12 runs from 3 balls, as Glenn Maxwell was facing Thisara Perera. Maxwell hit the fourth ball of the final over for a boundary.

The penultimate ball also went for a boundary as Maxwell punched Shaun Marsh, who held fort for Australia for a long time. As Australia needed four runs from the last ball and Maxwell looked dangerous, the Sri Lankan think tank assembled near the bowler’s end and were seen discussing the final delivery and field. However, Maxwell approached and was seen signalling them to bowl the last delivery. A furious Jayawardene was later seen curse Maxwell back. Angelo Mathews joined in and the other Sri Lankan players.

Sri Lanka, finally, won the match by two runs against Australia, to claim the series. Needing 163 to win, Australia’s chase got off to a poor start as they lost both their openers early. They were reduced to 20 for two in 4.1 overs. However, skipper George Bailey and Shaun Marsh played sensibly to take the hosts to 60 for two in 10 overs before the match was brought to a halt due to rain.

While the two teams were shaking hands, Jayawardene and Perera were seen to getting involved in an argument with Matthew Wade and David Warner. Earlier to that, Maxwell also got into a heated argument at the end of the match. Bailey reached in time to calm the players.