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Don't call the former Pakistani cricket captain a potato or you're likely to get attacked, Ron Artest style. It was 1997 in Toronto. According to newspaper accounts, in a match against India, a fan with a megaphone started taunting Ul-Haq, calling him "mota alloo, sara alloo" (fat potato, rotten potato). The abuse continued until a tea break, when Ul-Haq snapped. He went into the crowd and attacked the fan. He even had a bat and swung it wildly around. A mini riot ensued, but luckily, no one ended up a mashed potato.