Ranji Trophy: Bengal captain Laxmi Ratan Shukla plays down on-field incidents

On an eventful day of cricket in the Ranji Trophy quarterfinal clash between Bengal and Railways, tempers were flying as members of both teams were seen in heated exchange of words.

updated: January 10, 2014 22:22 IST
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Kolkata: Bengal skipper Laxmi Ratan Shukla, on Friday, sought to downplay the acrimonious incidents during the third day of their Ranji Trophy quarterfinal match against Railways, saying what happened on the field were within the spirit of the game. (Murali Kartik heckled by Bengal fans)

"We are playing a tough sport on the field and not in a play house. Such things happen, you give and take it back... But such things should not spill over the field," Shukla said. (Murali Kartik warned as Bengal allege ball tampering charges)

Shukla refused to comment on the allegations of "ball tampering" against the rival team, but confirmed that Murali Kartik and Co. were warned for doing something with the ball. "I don't know (what happened)... I've no comments," Shukla said, adding that his focus was on rebuilding his side's innings.

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