New Delhi, Dec 5: India's opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan, on his 30th birthday, lost his cool and said few words in anger to reserve player and team-mate KL Rahul during the 3rd day of the 4th Test against South Africa here today.
Though it was not clear what was said and the reason for homeboy Dhawan's anger, the visuals from the host broadcaster "Star Sports" showed the left-handed batsman upset with something and having a go at Rahul, at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium. (Kohli furious at umpire)
Following the on-field incident, Team Director Ravi Shastri also looked furious and was saying something to the players in the pavilion.
All these happened during the 1st session of play on Saturday (December 5) when birthday boy Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara were batting in the 2nd innings. Between the overs, Dhawan asked for something from the dressing room and in came the reserve player Rahul. Gurkeerat Singh Mann joined in later with the physio.
Unhappy with something, Dhawan gestured towards the pavilion and also said few words to Rahul, the right-handed opener from Karnataka. Dhawan seemed to have been upset with the late arrival of Rahul and others.
Rahul was carrying a water bottle when Dhawan wanted something else. This happened after the 24th over of the innings. Later, Rahul offered a banana to Dhawan but the batsman refused to take it.
We hope things would have been settled when Dhawan returned to the dressing room during the lunch break.