Gautam Gambhir called me a ‘fixer’- Sreesanth explained. Former fast bowler S. Sreesanth has accused veteran batsman Gautam Gambhir of making serious allegations during a Legends Cricket League 2023 eliminator match. The controversy unfolded on Wednesday during the match between Gautam Gambhir and Sreesanth.
The 40-year-old Sreesanth went live on his Instagram account and said, “He kept calling me ‘fixer, fixer’ on live TV, saying you are a fixer.”
Sreesanth explained everything
Sreesanth explained, “I just said, ‘What are you saying?’ I was laughing in a joking manner. When the umpire was trying to calm them down, he spoke to them in the same way.”
Sreesanth faced a lifetime ban from the disciplinary committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) due to his alleged involvement in the spot-fixing scandal during IPL 2013. Later, the ban was reduced to 7 years by the High Court in 2019.
In this match, India Capitals decided to bat first after winning the toss. In the second over of the inning, Sreesanth from Gujarat Giants was bowling, and Gautam Gambhir was at the strike. Gambhir hit a six on the first ball and a four on the next one. The third ball was a dot. On the fourth ball, Gambhir couldn’t score any runs and Sreesanth looked at him intently. In response, Gambhir quickly started his comeback, and a verbal exchange began.
Sreesanth uploaded a video on Instagram and called Gambhir a fighter
After the match, Sreesanth posted a video on Instagram. He first thanked the fans and clarified the on-field altercation with Gambhir. He called Gambhir a fighter and said that Gambhir keeps fighting, always having battles with his teammates.
Gambhir responded to Sreesanth’s video on Twitter without directly naming him. The two had a heated exchange during a Legends Cricket League match. In the video, Sreesanth revealed that Gambhir labeled him a ‘fixer,’ leading to umpires intervening to break up the dispute. Sreesanth clarified that he maintained a clean language and requested support in bringing out the truth.
Gambhir scored 51 runs, and India Capitals won the match.
In this match, Gautam Gambhir made 51 runs off 30 balls. India Capitals scored 223 runs with a loss of 7 wickets. Chasing a target of 224 runs, Gujarat Giants made 211 runs with a loss of 7 wickets. This way, India Capitals won the match by 12 runs.
Gambhir competed against Kohli in IPL-2023
During the previous season of IPL, Gautam Gambhir had a confrontation with Virat Kohli after the match between Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. In this match, Virat fielded aggressively against LSG batter Navin Ul Haq multiple times. Not only that, but there were also allegations that Virat showed his shoe to Navin during the match.
However, Virat clarified that he didn’t show his shoe to Navin; instead, he was cleaning it. After the match, Gautam Gambhir approached Virat for a discussion. Following this, there was a heated exchange between the two, involving several players, including Amit Mishra, to intervene and defuse the situation.
Sreesanth – Bhajji Matter
Sreesanth and Bhajji had a dispute in 2008. Back then, Sreesanth played for Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings), and Harbhajan played for Mumbai Indians. The disagreement between them escalated to the point where Harbhajan slapped Sreesanth during a live match.
As a result, Harbhajan was banned for the entire season. However, now they have become good friends.
Some FAQs Related to the Controversy
1. What led to the controversy between S. Sreesanth and Gautam Gambhir during the Legends Cricket League match?
Sreesanth accused Gambhir of making serious allegations, calling him a ‘fixer’ during the match.
2. What happened during the match between India Capitals and Gujarat Giants, leading to the on-field altercation?
Gambhir hit a six and a four off Sreesanth’s bowling. A verbal exchange followed when Sreesanth looked intently at Gambhir after a dot ball.
3. How did S. Sreesanth responded to the controversy after the match?
Sreesanth posted a video on Instagram, calling Gambhir a fighter and clarifying the on-field altercation.
4. What was Gautam Gambhir’s response to Sreesanth’s video on Twitter?
Gambhir responded without directly naming Sreesanth, leading to a heated exchange during the Legends Cricket League match.
5. How did the match between India Capitals and Gujarat Giants unfold, and who emerged as the winner?
India Capitals scored 223 runs, and despite Gambhir’s 51 runs for Gujarat Giants, India Capitals won by 12 runs.
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