Tri-series: Suresh Raina-Ravindra Jadeja spat deliberately misunderstood, says Gavaskar

Players apologize for their behaviour ahead of crucial game against Sri Lanka in Port-of-Spain.

updated: July 10, 2013 15:19 IST
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Suresh Raina-Ravindra JadejaSunil Gavaskar feels the ugly on-field spat between Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja during the ongoing tri-nation series in the West Indies is a minor issue. Gavaskar has advised the media not to blow up the issue to grab "headlines and eyeballs."

Raina and Jadeja, who spend a lot of time together off-the-field on tours, 'clashed' when Raina failed to take Sunil Narine's catch on two occasions at Port-of-Spain on Friday. Jadeja, after dismissing Narine with the penultimate delivery of the 34th over, rushed towards Raina and said a few harsh things to which the left-handed batsman reacted angrily before stand-in skipper Virat Kohli intervened.

On Tuesday, both Raina and Jadeja apologized for their behaviour. According to a BCCI official, both cricketers spoke to the team manager M V Sridhar and expressed regret for their on-field conduct. Read Here

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