Home > Photos > Specials >

How newspapers reacted to Kieron Pollard-Mitchell Starc spat

Picture 1 of 6

Short and sweet title from the Indian Express. 'Anger Management'

Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 witnessed an ugly incident as Kieron Pollard and Mitchell Starc almost came to close to hitting each other during the Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore match. Here’s how some of the well-known newspapers covered it.

It happened in the 17th over of the MI innings when RCB’s Starc continued with his delivery despite the batsman pulling out of his strike. As the Aussie fired the ball at Pollard, the batsman advanced menacingly towards Starc and flung his willow at the bowler but, luckily, it slipped out of the Trinidadian’s hand and dropped near him.

A fuming Pollard had a word with the umpire complaining about the bowler’s conduct. In the previous ball, after bowling a bouncer that sailed over Pollard’s head, Starc mouthed something which the big-built West Indian simply brushed away with a wave of his hand. Few moments later, Pollard backed out and Starc hurled the ball aiming at Pollard. The furious batsman threw his bat.

After the bat lay on the turf, the two on-field umpires intervened to talk to the two angry players as Chris Gayle, playing for RCB, came on to calm his West Indian teammate.

India tour of Australia 2014, Practice matches

Nov 24, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Glenelg, Adelaide

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Sharjah

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Colombo

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 (12:00 IST)   at Dhaka

India tour of Australia 2014, Practice matches

Nov 28, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Adelaide

More

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 24, 2014  at Colombo

Hong Kong won by 2 wkts

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 23, 2014  at Chittagong

Bangladesh won by 68 runs

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 23, 2014  at Sydney

Australia won by 2 wickets (D/L method)

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 22, 2014  at Dambulla

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 21, 2014  at Chittagong

Bangladesh won by 87 runs

Photos

Australia vs South Africa 2014, 5th ODI at Sydney

Videos

AB de Villiers: Disappointed with defeat in Australia

Cricket Australia’s marketing gimmick strips umpires of their independence

Live Updates: IPL 2013 spot-fixing and betting scandal hearing in Supreme Court: BCCI is killing the game, says Supreme Court

Australia’s top form in ODIs: Early warning for teams heading to ICC World Cup 2015

Myth Busting — did Sachin Tendulkar’s rate of scoring become slower in the second half of his career?

Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina in interesting tussle ahead of India’s Test series against Australia

Australia Australia vs South Africa Australia vs South Africa 2014 Bangladesh Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2014 India Pakistan South Africa South Africa tour of Australia 2014 South Africa vs Australia South Africa vs Australia 2014 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh 2014 Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh 2014

India Women vs South Africa Women 2014: Chloe Tryon’s half-century earns Proteas two-wicket win in 1st ODI

Australia vs India 2014: Michael Clarke could miss 1st Test if he is unable to start running by November 26

N Srinivasan makes quick visit to Padmanabhaswamy temple

Ranji Trophy 2014-15: Jharkhand announce probables

Steven Finn inspired by Ashes 2013 flop show

IPL 2013 spot-fixing controversy: N Srinivasan increasingly cornered by Supreme Court’s observations

India vs Australia 2014: Are India as bad overseas as they are made out to be?

Cricket Australia’s marketing gimmick strips umpires of their independence

Australia’s top form in ODIs: Early warning for teams heading to ICC World Cup 2015

Myth Busting — did Sachin Tendulkar’s rate of scoring become slower in the second half of his career?

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

681 Posts | 6 Fans

Video Highlights: Virat Kohli vs Australian cricketers

Bigg Boss 8: Friendships are tested as Upen, Sonali, Ali, Renee and Praneet bear the brunt on Day 64!

More broadband connections to boost GDP growth in Asia Pacific: GSMA

Here’s why Shahid Kapoor is the perfect find for the Magadheera remake!

Champions Tennis League: Mumbai Tennis Masters sign off with win over Punjab Marshalls in group stage

लारा दत्ता ने फिटनेस प्रेमियों के लिए नया ऐप लांच किया

4 signs you have vitamin K deficiency

Composers Salim and Sulaiman Wow Crowds in San Jose

India is becoming our largest overseas market, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun says

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here