Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir has been accused of using ugly words for Delhi coach KP Bhaskar in the dressing room during a Vijay Hazare cricket match in Bhubaneswar.
It was reported that Gautam abused Bhaskar, who is in his first season as coach. A report in The Hindu said Gambhir used foul and threatening language for the present Delhi coach.
“The unfortunate incident here obviously marks a new low in Delhi cricket and demands a disciplinary inquiry from the DDCA and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as well.”
This is not the first time Gambhir lost his cool during a domestic tournament. In October 2015, he was engaged in a fight with West Bengal player Manoj Tiwari. Tiwari had accused Gambhir of abusing him on the field unnecessarily.
One of the Delhi players, reportedly said, “Is Gambhir not supposed to be a role model being a World Cup winner?”
“Normally we all shake hands at the end of the last match of the season. This is unprecedented, the senior-most player abusing the senior-most person in the dressing room,” a senior Delhi player told the newspaper.
The former Delhi captain was replaced by 20-year-old Rishabh Pant as the captain of the Delhi side. The decision must have not gone down well with Gambhir, who is the most senior player in the side. He was also dropped against the Vijay Hazare game against Uttar Pradesh.
It seems all such factors boiled down to Gambhir losing his cool.