Gavaskar slams Gambhir, Kohli for spat

Former stars wonder if the Gambhir versus Kohli imbroglio at Bangalore’s Chinnaswamy Stadium on Thursday evening was an after-effect of an old issue that resurfaced and just got out of control.

updated: April 12, 2013 12:35 IST
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Thursday night's ugly spat between Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir has been a bad advertisement for the game, feels former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar. Both Gavaskar and NDTV expert Dean Jones feel that the row could probably be due to an "old issue" that got out of control.

Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gambhir and Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli exchanged angry words after Kohli was dismissed for a 27-ball 35. The incident between two Delhi Ranji Trophy and Indian teammates caught everyone by surprise. Interestingly, the duo was separated by a Delhi teammate Rajat Bhatia and Delhi-based umpire, A.K. Chowdhary.

Gavaskar told NDTV: "I think it just shows the intensity with which the IPL is played and how the players want to win. But any kind of bad language is certainly not acceptable. I think it's sad that two players from Delhi Ranji Trophy team were involved in this. May be some old issues have resurfaced."

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