The IPL encounter of Sunday sparkled and crackled when the ball and bat knocked between the two teams Rising Pune Supergiants (RPSG) and Mumbai Indians (MI). It seems that things got bitter when two players of the same team Harbhajan and Rayudu entered into a spat on the field!
Two players siding from the same team are said to be comrades who march a common path, but this was not how it seemed to be between Rayudu and Harbhajan in the Indian Premier League ( IPL) match, held on Sunday. Things got bitter between the two cricketers and they quarreled in front of all and sundry. The spat began when Harbhajan flashed his bowling skills as he bowled to Saurabh Tiwari, in the 11th over, during the Pune Innings. Tiwari squatted the ball towards long on, and Rayudu dived a classic dive to halt the ball, but he failed and the ball touched the ropes of the boundary rushing into the fence, after bouncing off his palm.
Disgusted at the efforts put in by Rayudu, Harbhajan is said to have yelled at his co-cricketer mate and has even been noted making some signs of disgust. The normally calm and composed Ambati Rayudu, snapped back and shouted at Harbhajan and told him he had done his best with the effort put in. The off-spinner realized that he has overstepped his mark and went to calm down Rayudu but the latter did not seem ready to comply and declare a truce with Bhajji.
It seems that Harbhajan had abused Rayudu and the man was not willing to take the treatment any more. The next over set the ball of peace rolling between the two again when Harbhajan took Peter Handscomb’s wicket, and the two were seen rejoicing together, hugging each other with joy. In the past also Harbhajan has been seen losing his temper while playing and this was seen during the 1st season of IPL when a short tempered Bhajji had slapped S Sreesanth. This time he seems to have met his match in Rayudu who has also been known to lose temper on the field in the past.