There are a handful of players in the world of sports who don't get along quite well. This might come as a surprise but Indian batsmen Gautam Gambhir and Manoj Tiwary — who played together for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) – cannot stand each other on and off the field.
In Rising Pune Supergiant's (RPS) home game against KKR on Wednesday, the duo once again appeared to get into a verbal spat. Around the 15th over, both ignited their bitter relationship when Gambhir was seen arguing with Tiwary. While the reason behind the spar is yet to be ascertained, it certainly wasn't a pleasant sight for anyone out there.
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This was the second time that both Gambhir and Tiwary were caught having an argument. In 2015, they were seen exchanging verbal volleys for the first time during a Ranji Trophy game between Delhi and Bengal in the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium. The scene turned out to be an ugly one as umpire Srinath — who was trying to separate the two — had to rush to stop them from hurting themselves. To be precise, it all happened when Delhi's Manan Sharma sent Partha Sarathi Bhattacharjee back to the pavilion, making way for Tiwary who surprisingly came in to bat wearing a cap. At that point, everybody was calm as the Bengal batsman took guard but suddenly he waved at the dressing room to bring his helmet just when he learned that he would be facing a fast bowler instead.
However, Tiwary's act did not go well in the opposition camp as the Delhi players felt that it was a deliberate time wasting tactic. Sharma and Tiwary entered a mini sledging but Gambhir – who was at first slip – got angered with Tiwary's time wasting and nearly came to blows with the Bengal skipper, who then retaliated.
According to PTI, things got nasty at the end as Gambhir reportedly said: "Shaam ko mil tujhe maroonga (Meet me in the evening, I will hit you). Tiwary retorted, saying: "Shaam kya abhi bahar chal (Why wait till evening, let's go out and settle it now").