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Ponting was walking to the dressing room after being run-out, when Zaheer had a go at him with a few jibes. Miffed Ponting turned back & walked up to where the Indians were in a huddle. Words were exchanged before umpire Billy Bowden intervened.
Ugly spat between Andrew Symonds and Harbhajan Singh
Dhoni walks off after getting dismissed
India's Suresh Raina, and Australia's Ricky Ponting, in action during the their World Cup quarterfinal match.
Yuvraj Singh bats during the Cricket World Cup quarterfinal match between India and Australia, in Ahmedabad, March 24, 2011.
Indian players celebrate at the fall of the wicket of Australia's Shane Watson in Vadodara, 2009.
Baba Aparajith celebrates with teammates the dismissal of Australia's Kurtis Patterson, during the Under-19 WC final in Townsville.
Team India celebrates during WC finals
Ricky Ponting runs between the wickets as Dhoni and Suresh Raina look on.
The most bitter cricket rivalry ever
India beats Australia in WC finals
Aussie Tim Paine leaves as India's Ishant Sharma celebrates with teammate Virendra Sehwag in Vadodara, 2009.
Ricky Ponting drives a ball for four as India's Mahendra Singh Dhoni watches in Vadodara, 2009.
Shane Watson, and Brad Haddin run between the wickets during the WC quarterfinal match at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Brad Haddin ducks as India's wicketkeeper MS Dhoni tries to catch the ball
Australian bowler Michelle Johnson, celebrates the fall of Indian batsman Virender Sehwag, during the sixth ODI at Gauhati 2009.
Brad Haddin hits to the offside during the WC quarterfinal match against India at the Sardar Patel Stadium, Gujarat, 2011.
Yuvraj Singh, celebrates after winning as Australia bowler Brett Lee looks on during the Cricket World Cup quarterfinal match in Ahmedabad, March 24, 2011.
Bhajji was accused of making racist remarks by calling Aussie Batsmen Andrew Symonds a 'monkey', for which he was suspended for a Test but it was revoked. Due to Monkeygate controversy India had almost cancelled the tour over the incident.