Things got heated up in the game between Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore as England batter Phil Salt and India pacer Mohammed Siraj had a go at each other during the game on Saturday. Siraj and Salt were involved in a heated exchange during DC’s innings at the Arun Jaitely Stadium.
Siraj was seen hurling a mouthful at Salt prior to the end of the opening powerplay. The RCB pacer also had a heated argument with Delhi Capitals opener David Warner, who tried to pacify the animated Bangalore pacer.
However, despite the unfortunate incident in the powerplay, Salt remained calm and guided DC to an impressive win at home. Salt played a stunning knock of 87 runs off 45 balls, smashing 8 fours and 6 sixes to help DC hammer Virat Kohli-starrer RCB in match No. 50 of the IPL 2023. Salt was also named the Player of the Match for his batting heroics against Bangalore in the IPL 2023.
Phil Salt vs Siraj tonight 🔥🔥pic.twitter.com/Hzb6GJs15X
— Utsav 💔 (@utsav045) May 6, 2023
Phil Salt Breaks Silence After Verbal Spat With Mohammed Siraj
Later, after the match, Siraj reacted to his match-winning performance against RCB. Salt also opened up about his verbal spat with the Indian speedster. He said:
“I am very satisfied with the knock. Obviously, there was a little bit of a needle. Their boys were up for the last game when we were in Bangalore. So a lot of the pre-match chat was about really taking it to them, which I felt that we did really well. There were a few words and a bit of needle, but most blokes were up for it, certainly myself,”
He added: “It was. I feel like if you take on a side’s best bowler a lot of the times and you win that particular battle, whether it’s the first over or any over that he bowls, the message that it sends back into the dugout is one of calm.“When that happens and you do it successfully, you see guys come out the way Mitch [Mitchell Marsh] did. Hit his second ball for six. You see Rilee [Rossouw] come out and bat like he’d already faced 30 balls. A sort of a method behind it,”