In an emotional video posted on his Instagram channel, S Sreesanth has revealed what Gautam Gambhir said to him during their angry exchange at a Legends League match between Gujarat Giants and India Capitals.
“Fixer, fixer, you’re a fixer… you f**k off, fixer. He kept saying that,” revealed Sreesanth in an Instagram live video on his handle on Thursday. “He kept on calling me that, on live television on the centre of the wicket. This is the language he used on live TV. He also told the same thing in front of umpires as they tried to control him.”
Sreesanth added: “I did not say a single bad word or an abusive word at him. I only kept saying ‘what are you saying?’ Then I laughed in a sarcastic way.”
The incident had happened in the second over, when Gambhir hit a six and a four against Sreesanth. Then, the bowler bowled a dot ball after which there was a flare-up between the two.
It must be noted that the Delhi police had alleged that Sreesanth and two other cricketers were involved in spot-fixing during the 2013 season of the Indian Premier League. But the charges were later dropped a Delhi court.
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On Wednesday, he had uploaded a video saying that Gambhir had said something “very rude” but had not revealed what exactly was said.
“Just wanted to clear the air with what happened with Mr fighter. One who always fights with all his colleagues. For no reason whatsoever. He does not even respect his senior players, including Viru bhai. That’s exactly what happened today. Without any provocation, he just kept on calling me something which was very rude which shouldn’t have been said Mr Gautam Gambhir,” the former India bowler had said in a video on Wednesday.
He went on to add: “I am not at all at fault here. I just wanted to clear the air straightaway. What Mr Gauti has done, sooner or later all of you will get to know. The words which he used and the things he said on a cricket field, live, is not acceptable. My family, my state, everybody has gone through so much. I fought that battle with all your support. Now people want to down me for no reason. He said things he shouldn’t have said. I will surely let you know what he said.”