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The T20 World Cup over its 17-year history has emerged as one of the most competitive global tournaments in the cricketing world. In nearly every edition, a new winner has emerged with only two teams winning the tournament twice. With the stakes sky-high, the intensity among players is also through the roof which leads to some heated moments.

With the 2024 edition of the World Cup just days away, let us look at some of the heated altercations from the tournament's history.

3 Most Heated Moments in T20 World Cup

S Sreesanth vs Mathew Hayden - 2007

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The 2007 T20 World Cup witnessed a thrilling back-and-forth between Indian pacer S. Sreesanth and Australian batting great Matthew Hayden. The incident occurred in the  semifinal when Australia was chasing 189. Hayden was in sublime form and then Sreesanth produced a magical ball that cleaned up Hayden. As the Aussie veteran walked back to the pavilion, Sreesanth sledged him, and in response, Hayden was furious.