Cricket is a gentleman's game and despite playing for opposite teams, players usually share a cordial relationship with each other. But, at times, high pressure situations get a bit too much for players, resulting in some bitter exchanges.

Tiwary and Ganbhir | Source: PTI

Gautam Gambhir has been known for his explosive batting, and is equally notorious for losing his temper. The Delhi skipper has demonstrated his hot headed behaviour on several occasions earlier (remember Watson?), and now he got into a spat with West Bengal captain Manoj Tiwary, during a Ranji Trophy match between Delhi and West Bengal, according to a report in The Hindu .

The game took an ugly turn when Tiwary who came in to bat, halted the bowler and pointed to the dressing room for his helmet. The bowler Manan Sharma saw this as a time wasting tactic and abused Tiwary, sparking off an ugly exchange.

Suddenly Gautam Gambhir intervened and told Tiwary, "Shaam ko mil tujhe maroonga", to which Tiwary responded saying, “Shaam kya abhi bahar chal". Sensing the situation deteriorating umpire Srinath came in the way only to be pushed aside by Gautam Gambhir, who almost exchanged blows with Tiwary.

Gambhir-Kohli spat | Source: PTI

The incident brings memories of incidents when Gambhir got into altercations with the likes of Kamran Akmal and even Virat Kohli in an IPL game. Gambhir got physical with Shane Watson during and India Vs Australia test, following sledging by Watson.

Saurabh Tiwari expressed disappointment saying, "Gautam Gambhir is a senior, so I respect him. But if someone crosses a line, I wont feel good about it obviously. He (Gautam Gambhir) said a lot of things that went out of control." Gautan Gambhir simply said, "nothing happened boss".

Although cricket as a highly competitive sport can get a bit ruthless, but losing one's temper under pressure is not fitting for a seasoned player. Gautam Gambhir faced a 50% deduction in match fees by the DDCA.