New Delhi, Feb 25: Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla pitch curator Venkat Sundaram has accused Gautam Gambhir of "using abusive language" at him.
Ahead of the North Zone one-dayers, Gambhir and Sundaram have reportedly had a difference of opinion on the nature of the pitch.
According to reports, on Monday (February 24), Gambhir "misbehaved and abused" Sundaram. However, the left-hander, in a statement, dismissed that as a "piece of fiction".
"I got calls from the media saying that DDCA curator Venkat Sundaram has accused me of using abusive language. I can categorically tell you that there is no truth in this. Yes I did meet him on Monday at Ferozshah Kotla but there was no heated argument at all. Being the well-wisher of Delhi cricket my only suggestion to Venkat Sundaram was to give us a wicket that suits the Delhi team. Yes we have differences of opinion when it comes to the nature of pitch but to say that I abused him is a piece of fiction," Gambhir said in a statement.
"Even some time back he accused me in the media of interfering in his job as a curator. Being the captain of the Delhi team I have enough things to worry about and Venkat is the last person on my mind. We are the defending champions of Vijay Hazare trophy and therefore the onus is on us to maintain consistency this year as well. Stories like these are a distraction and I'd like to stay away from them," Gambhir added.
According to reports, Sundaram has complained to Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) president Sneh Bansal about Gambhir.