Gautam Gambhir: Former Indian pacer S Sreesanth took a swipe at Gautam Gambhir following an altercation that broke out between them on Wednesday, December 6, at the Lalabhai Contractor Stadium in Surat during the Legends League Cricket 2023 Eliminator.
On-Field Clash Unfolds
The incident happened after the Gujarat Giants and India Capitals decided to bat first. Gambhir and Sreesanth got into a heated argument during Gambhir’s batting spell, and the umpires had to step in to keep things civil. Following the game, which the Capitals won by a score of 12 runs, Sreesanth attacked Gambhir for deliberately provoking him. Sreesanth criticised Gambhir for showing no regard for his coworkers and expressed his deep hurt at what he said.
Setting the Record Straight
“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. 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,” Sreesanth said after the match.
Gambhir scored 51 runs off 30 balls with seven fours and a six, capping a respectable batting performance. Conversely, Sreesanth claimed the wicket of Rusty Theron with final figures of 3-0-35-1. Additionally, Gambhir hit Sreesanth for a six over deep mid-wicket in the match’s second over, then followed it up with a four down the line.