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Ipl 2014
Mother of all IPL spats: Pollard throws his bat towards Starc
A number of on-field spat might have taken place in IPL ever since its inception in 2008, but the recent spat between Kieron Pollard and Mitchell Starc in yesterday's IPL match can be termed as father of all spats. It was an ugly incident, where Pollard lost his cool and threw his bat towards Starc.

The ugly incident took place in the 17th over of the match between Bangalore and Mumbai. It was the fifth ball of the over, where Starc came steaming in to bowl to Pollard, who backed off to the leg side following some distraction. But, Starc followed the player and bowled at him. Pollard did not appreciate this move of Starc, and spontaneously threw his bat towards Starc in anger and also took some steps towards Starc as well.

Fortunately, the bat did not reach anywhere near Starc but landed near Pollard's feet only. Before the situation went out of hand, the umpires S Ravi and K Srinath took control of the situation to avert any further ugly scenes. Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle played an important part, where the latter walked upto his fellow country mate Pollard and cooled down the matter.

But, the match referee, Andy Pycroft is not expected to take the mater lightly. Both the international players are expected to be punished for the act.

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