Christian, Gambhir involved in verbal battle

KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir exchanged words with Deccan’s Daniel Christian during their IPL match on Tuesday Getty Images

Hyderabad: May 4, 2011

The IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Deccan Chargers on Tuesday witnessed some sparks with Gautam Gambhir and Daniel Christian engaging themselves in a heated altercation during the KKR innings.

Gambhir, who came at the fall of Eoin Morgan in the sixth over, collided with Christian while going for single in the last delivery of the ninth over and no sooner it happened the duo engaged in a heated argument.

Both Gambhir and Christian came menacingly close to each other before Deccan skipper Kumar Sangakkara and the on-field umpires — Sudhir Asnani and Rod Tucker — intervened to seperate the duo.

Earlier in the over, Gambhir pulled Christian for a six over midwicket boundary, which did not go down well with the bowler.