Australian and Royal Challengers Bangalore fast bowler Mitchell Starc says he ready to put the ugly on-field spat with Kieron Pollard behind him, but admitted that he hasn’t spoken to the Mumbai Indians allrounder.

I’ve got no time for Pollard and I haven’t talked to him at all,” Starc said. 

Both players were fined for the incident that saw them come together mid-pitch, boiling over when Pollard threw his bat at the quick after he was chased down the leg-side after backing away. 

Speaking to the Times of India, Starc says if it were a football match the umpires might have handling of the incident would be different.

That sort of situation would probably warrant yellow and red cards if it ever does come to that,” said Starc. “But I’m definitely staying out of that sort of thing anyway. It’s not in my nature to get involved in that sort of stuff. It was a heat-of-the-moment thing.

Pollard has a history of controversies with Australian players, taunting David Warner earlier in the tournament and also getting under the skin of John Hastings and Clint McKay in BBL season 2.

“Kieron’s done that a lot in the past and I don’t think it’s worth talking about,” added Starc. “There’s nothing nice to say about it, I guess.


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