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The day a West Indies legend nearly knocked out Steve Waugh

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17 Apr 2020 12:08 #381440 by chairman
A furious Curtly Ambrose once towered over Steve Waugh and threatened to punch his lights out in front of thousands of people during a Test match in 1995.

For a bowler who rarely offered more than a stare after sending down one of his thunderbolts, this was a blow-up truly out of character.

That’s how far the prickly former Australian captain wormed his way under the West Indies legend’s skin during the third Test in Trinidad — the scene of foxsports.com.au’s first lookback at infamous sporting feuds.

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Whether Ambrose would have actually let his anger turn into a full-blown physical confrontation is up for debate, because his captain Richie Richardson made sure we never found out.

Richardson forcibly restraining Ambrose while Waugh looked him dead in the eye without moving an inch remains one of cricket’s most iconic images.
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19 Apr 2020 11:38 #381459 by ketchim
Criminal behavior is expected from that Land : a former Penal colony !

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27 Apr 2020 13:17 #381639 by chairman
What, in your opinion, is the biggest difference between cricket played 30 years ago and today?

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