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.