Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar feels the heated argument between Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja was only momentary © Getty Images

Port of Spain: Jul 9, 2013

Former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar has played down the on-field spat between Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja and claimed that it isn’t worrisome. The duo was involved in a heated argument during the fourth match of the tri-series between India and West Indies in the Caribbean.

“Much has been made of the so called spat between Raina and Jadeja, but there is nothing to worry about,” Gavaskar wrote in his column in Times of India.

“On the field, in pressure situations, sometimes the release valve is often misunderstood from the outside and deliberately so. Even while batting, when a batsman expects his partner to respond to a run and he doesn’t, gestures are made, but that is invariably a momentary thing. The banter between Raina and Jadeja is momentary too,” he added.

This comes a day when the interim chief of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Jagmohan Dalmiya has said that the duo will be asked to explain their on-field outburst.