It’s not the first time and it will not be the last time for sure.

Videos As Gambhir and Tiwary vent it out here are some of the best on-field cricket spats
news Cricket Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 12:45

Feroz Shah Kotla has seen many encounters worth remembering before, but things took an ugly turn during a Ranji trophy match between Delhi and Bengal on Saturday when the two captains, Gautam Gambhir and Manoj Tiwary went into an intense verbal duel.  The on-field umpire K Srinath eventually intervened and put an end to it. Following the incident, the players were fined 70% and 40% of their match fees respectively.

The incident happened when the scoreboard read 2/2 on the third day for Bengal’s second innings and Tiwary was out to bat. Tiwary had just arrived at the crease and was taking more time than usual to take his guard. He was urged by the fielders close-by to hurry up.

Tiwary apparently asked for silence, after which the fielders standing close-by turned chirpier. Tiwary then allegedly used swear words at them. It is then that Gambhir, who was at first slip, charged at the Bengal captain and a verbal altercation ensued. Before things turned further violent, on-field umpire K Srinath separated the two.

Speaking on this matter, Delhi coach Vijay Dahiya said, “It’s not the first time and it will not be the last time for sure.”

Taking a cue from Dahiya’s comments, here are some of the greatest spats on the cricket field.

In this video, we can see how Michael Clarke suggests tailender James Anderson should get ready for a broken arm even after the umpires told the Australian unit to calm down during the 2013 Ashes series.

This is probably the most hilarious of all the spats we have seen, and all cricket fans remember this from 2012 when Sreesanth started dancing down the pitch after hitting Andre Nil for a six after a little chat between them.

Former South African wicketkeeper Mark Boucher is seen irritating Zimbabwean Tatenda Taibu in 2009 test match between the two countries and making fun of his batting average while Taibu keeps his calm.  

This video features a classic India versus Pakistan duel with Yuvraj Singh and Umar Gul having bitter exchanges on the field during the 2011 series.


Freddie Flintoff and Dwayne Smith has a friendly exchange about how Smith’s career is going to pan out when Smith is seen greeting the English batsman on crease with his antics  

 Another of those, check this 1996 World Cup quarter-final match between India and Pakistan when Amir Sohail is bowled after being hit by a boundary.

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