Ishant and Jadeja argue on field

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 19 Dec 2018 11:45:17



TENSION flared up between team-mates Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja during a mid-game break on the fourth day of the second Test between India and Australia here.

Ishant and Jadeja were engaged in a heated discussion before two other team-mates, including Mohammed Shami, separated them. Though it did not look like a friendly discussion, the reason behind their argument was not clear. “It does seem pretty animated,” former Australia captain Ricky Ponting had said.

“There’s lots of finger pointing. They were separated on a couple of occasions.” While Ishant played in the first two Tests, Jadeja has been limited to drinks duty and substitute fielding at the Optus Stadium here.

Jadeja didn’t find a place in the playing XI, despite Ravichandran Ashwin’s injury, with India going for a four-man pace attack in the Test.