The two World Cup-winning players were involved in a heated exchange during an Eliminator match between LLC teams Indian Capitals and Gujarat Giants and the on-field umpires had to intervene and separate the two players.
Praveen, who played 68 ODIs and six Tests for India pointed out that such situations are part and parcel of the game and urged everyone not to further escalate the situation and sensationalize the issue.
“These are part and parcels of the game, there is no need for creating hype around these types of incidents. This should remain in the ground only and shouldn’t be carried beyond that. People have made a fuss for no reason on social media but if you see both (Gambhir and Sreesanth) of them will forget it after a few days,” Praveen Kumar told IANS in an exclusive interview.
“Everything becomes fine once players step outside (Ground par ho jaati hai tu tu main main, bahar jakr sab thik). There is no enmity, bullets haven’t been fired either (Koi dushmani thodi hai, goliyan thodi chali hain), social media shouldn’t hype this,” he added.
After the heated altercation between Gambhir and Sreesanth, the bowler on Thursday posted two videos on social media, accusing Gambhir of the misconduct. The left-handed batter responded to the videos with a cryptic tweet.
Following the spat, LLC said that it will conduct an internal investigation into the violation of the code of conduct in the incident involving the two players.
“Necessary action will be taken against all that have violated the very clear rules stated by the league’s Code of Conduct & Ethics Committee,” the Legends League Cricket (LLC) said in a statement.
On Friday, Sreesanth got served with a legal notice by the LLC commissioner over his social media rant against Gambhir.
(With inputs from IANS)
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