During a T20 game between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2014, an ugly spat took place between MI’s all-rounder Kieron Pollard and RCB’s speedstar Mitchell Starc.
The incident took place in the 17th over of MI’s innings. Starc bowled a bouncer at Pollard, who was beaten as he attempted a hook. Starc went up to the batsman and spoke a few words and Pollard’s reaction was to wave him off.
As Starc ran in to bowl the next ball, Pollard pulled out of the delivery by backing away outside leg stump just as the bowler was approaching his jump. Starc did not abort the delivery, instead he followed the batsman and bowled the ball in anger close to Pollard’s legs. Pollard responded by swinging his bat hard – appearing to threaten to throw it at the bowler – and it slipped out of his hand and fell on the leg side. Both players were visibly angry and continued to exchange words.
Later, both the players were fined for their heated altercation at the Wankhede Stadium.