No harsh words exchanged with Dravid: Gambhir
His image taking a bit of beating after verbal duel with Rahul Dravid during Friday's IPL game, Gautam Gambhir sought to clear the air by saying that he never exchanged any harsh words with the legendary batsman, who remains a respected figure for him.
This is the second time that Gambhir is involved in such an altercation. In an earlier IPL match, he and Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli were involved in an ugly on-field spat.
On Friday night in the fifth over of the KKR innings, first Manvindra Bisla and Shane Watson started a verbal duel when the latter threaten to throw a ball back the batsman.
Dravid tried to calm down Bisla but the KKR wicketkeeper wanted Dravid to cool off Watson first. Gambhir who was batting at the other end, also joined the heated discussion.
Image: Gautam Gambhir and Rahul Dravid
'We are always obsessed with some drama or spice'
In the next over, when Gambhir was stumped by Dinesh Yagnik off Watson, it looked that the batsman again exchanged some words with Dravid before walking off.
However, Gambhir early this morning clarified that there no such altercation happened.
"Guys, u have got it all wrong. No harsh words exchanged between me n Rahul bhai. He was n will always be a respected teammate. No fuss plz," he wrote on his twitter page.
Gambhir actually ridiculed the way Friday night's incident is being circulated.
"Guess we are always obsessed wid some drama or spice. Sorry none existed between me and rahul. Always respect him," read his second tweet.
Image: Umpires try to cool off the tension in the middle
Warne slams Gambhir
Not only Jadeja, but also Australian spin legend Shane Warne, who led the Rajasthan Royals to IPL title in 2008, railed the Indian opener.
"Question cricket followers - is Ghambir in the top 3 annoying cricketers on the planet???," Warne wrote on his twitter page.
Image: Gautam Gambhir