Kolkata: There was no love lost between Bengal and Railways cricketers as skipper Murali Kartik was involved in another verbal altercation with mercurial Bengal speedster Ashok Dinda on the first day of their Ranji Trophy quarter-final match in Kolkata on Wednesday.
Owing to the tension between the two sides when they last met, both captains Laxmi Ratan Shukla and Murali Kartik buried the hatchet during a photo-op on the eve of the quarterfinal clash between the two sides. However, Ashok Dinda was seen having a heated exchange of words with Railways' skipper Kartik.
Dinda looked all worked up as he struck four boundaries, including one square cut over deep point to Kartik, en route to his 12-ball 17. The Bengal pacer was seen swinging his bat in the air while going back to the dressing room after the day's proceedings. "Kartik remarked a few things about his shots and Dinda was not somebody to stay quiet," a team insider said.