Former India teammates Gautam Gambhir and S Sreesanth were involved in an ugly on-field fight during the Legends League Cricket match on Wednesday. The fight took place during the game between India Capitals and Gujarat Giants in Surat.
While the former India batsman is leading the Capitals, S Sreesanth is representing Gujarat Giants in the competition. The incident took place when S Sreesanth came to bowl his first over and second over of the game. He began with a wide before Gautam Gambhir slammed him for a six and a four. Later in the over when Gautam Gambhir defended a ball, S Sreesanth decided to give him a long stare.
The India great did not appreciate the reaction from the pacer and made his feelings clear, although he didn’t utter a word; he simply expressed himself with a gesture using his hand. Later in the game, the two were involved in another altercation and it was a serious one. After the end of the sixth over in which the opener had hit the pacer for another four, the two came face to face before being separated by other players and the umpire.
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S Sreesanth slams Gautam Gambhir:
After the game, S Sreesanth decided to clear the air and revealed the details of the on-field fight with Gautam Gambhir. The former India international began by calling Gambhir ‘Mr. Fighter’ and accused him of always fighting with his colleagues for no reason.
He also stated that his ex-teammate does not respect the senior players as well such as Virender Sehwag. S Sreesanth further said that Gambhir kept calling him ‘something which is very rude’ and stated that he was not at fault during the altercation.
“Just wanted to clear some air on what happened with Mr. Fighter, who always fights with all his colleagues for no reason whatsoever. He doesn’t even respect his own senior players, including Viru bhai and a lot of people. That’s exactly what happened today. Without any provocation, he just kept on calling me, something which is very rude and something which should not have been said by Mr. Gautam Gambhir,” said S Sreesanth.
“So, I just want to tell you all that I am not at all at fault. I just wanted to clear the air straight away. Sooner or later you’ll get to know what Gauti has done. The words which he used and the things he said on a cricket field live are not acceptable,” he added.