Parthiv Patel recalls the incident when Matthew Hayden wanted to hit him
NEW DELHI: Now a good friend of Matthew Hayden , unfavorable Indian wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel He has recalled a time when Australia's former first starter threatened to hit him in the face.
The incident took place during a series of ODI in 2004.
Patel shared the anecdote saying: He had drinks in Brisbane, it was the party in which Irfan Pathan I took it out. He had already scored a hundred, and it was a crucial stage when Irfan pulled him out. And I was just going through it and I did a 'hoo hoo' to it.
The gesture did not go well with the portly Australian who grimaced at the Indian.
He was so mad at me. He was standing in the Brisbane locker room, which is like a tunnel. He was standing there, and he said 'if you do this again, I will hit your face.' I said 'sorry', I stood up and he left, said Patel.
The two cricket players became teammates in Chennai Super Kings , four years after that incident.
Patel said he was invited by Hayden to dinner at his home in Australia after the IPL .
Yes, Hayden wanted to hit me in Brisbane. But we became good friends after that. We played cricket a lot together in CSK . We enjoy each other's company.
Opening the bat was fun with him. We also had good times off the field. So we groomed ourselves after that Brisbane incident.
... after the IPL finished, I went to Australia with an emerging side. Hayden called me home, prepared chicken biryani and dal for me, said Patel.