'Don't want to see such a thing on field'

'Don't want to see such a thing on field'

 Royal Challengers Bangalore head coach Daniel Vettori understandably refrained himself from commenting on the ugly spat between Mitchell Starc and Mumbai Indians’ Kieron Pollard, but maintained that such incidents should be avoided. 

“Of course, that’s a sight that we don’t want to see on a cricket field. I haven't had a chance to talk to Mitchell or anyone else involved. But we will wait for match referee (Andy Pycroft) to make his ruling,” said Vettori about the incident on Tuesday. 

“I am sure the match referee would be involved. Let's wait and see what he says before we speculate. I think we should sit tight and not judge the incident," he added.Vettori blamed the 19-run defeat to Mumbai Indians at Wankhede to loss of wickets at crucial junctures of the match. “Chris (Gayle) and Parthiv Patel added 40-odd runs in quick time, and both got out in a similar way to Harbhajan Singh. Just when Virat seemed to have found his bearing, he too got out and along with AB’s wicket…those dismissals affected us,” said Vettori. 

IPL organisers restricted Mumbai Indains’ wicketkeeper batsman CM Gautam from making any comments about the Starc-Pollard incident. The Karnataka man, thouigh,  was more than happy to speak on other issues.

“It doesn’t matter whether I am playing for Mumbai or Bangalore. I didn’t got too many chances when I was with the RCB, and here I am getting a few chances with Mumbai, and I am happy to contribute to the team’s cause,” said Gautam. The right-hander has got a chance to open the innings for Mumbai, and has produced some notable knocks on the pole position. 

“I have opened at various stages of my career for Karnataka and that experience is helping me now. Prior to this IPL, I have spoken to Anil (Kumble) and Sachin (Tendulkar), and both of them have told me to express myself on the field. I just want to keep doing well for the team, and help them move up the points table,” said Gautam.