WATCH: Babar Azam, Mitchell Starc engage in heated argument during Sydney Test

In the ongoing third Test between Australia and Pakistan at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), an animated heated arguement unfolded between Pakistan’s Babar Azam and Australia’s Mitchell Starc on Friday.

Social media clips suggested a heated exchange of words between the two players during a pivotal phase of the match, intensifying an already charged atmosphere on the field.

By the end of third over an animated verbal spat was noticed that grabbed everyone’s attention, where both the player were seemingly engaged in a passionate disagreement and eventually walked away.

Heated combo between Starc and Babar Azam.

— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) January 5, 2024

Heated combo between Starc and Babar Azam. (Zimbabar thinks he can bat or sledge..!)😜📷#Babar #Starc #PinkTest #AUSvsPAK #PAKvsAUS

— bhavishya aneja (@AnejaBhavi55798) January 5, 2024

Exchange of words between Babar Azam and Mitchell Starc 🔥 #PAKvsAUS

— Ehtisham Siddique (@iMShami_) January 5, 2024

The SCG Test has been a rollercoaster ride, showcasing exceptional performances. Pakistan showed resilience, securing a notable lead against Australia while Azam and Saim Ayub steadied the ship.

It is worth noting that Australia, having been dismissed for 299 in the first innings, faced a spirited fightback from Aamer Jamal, who claimed 6-69. However, Mitchell Marsh and Alex Carey’s partnership of 84 runs helped Australia recover. 

Despite losing Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne, Marsh’s contribution and Hazlewood’s late surge provided Australia with the upper hand. The match now hangs in the balance, with Pakistan’s last hopes resting on Rizwan and Jamal as they aim to set a target for Australia to chase in the final innings of this absorbing Test match in Sydney.