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'If I had not had a fight with Gambhir…' KKR player made a shocking revelation – News India Live

Former Indian cricketer Manoj Tiwari was a part of Kolkata Knight Riders from 2010 to 2013 season. In the final match against Chennai Super Kings in the 2012 IPL, Tiwary helped KKR win the title by hitting a four off Dwayne Bravo at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.

There was a clash with Gambhir

However, Manoj Tiwary, who played one more season for Kolkata Knight Riders, surprisingly revealed that his stint with the franchise was cut short due to a major altercation in the dressing room with then captain Gautam Gambhir.

Manoj Tiwari made a big revelation

Manoj Tiwari recently retired from professional cricket. He played his last Ranji Trophy match at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. 38-year-old Manoj Tiwari, while talking to Anand Bazaar Patrika, revealed that he had a fight with Gautam Gambhir, which never came into the limelight. Let us tell you that Gautam Gambhir has returned to KKR as a mentor in the next season.

Tiwari admits that if the fight had not happened, he would have remained with KKR for a few more seasons and would have progressed significantly financially, but he has no regrets.

What did Manoj Tiwari say?

I had a big fight with Gautam Gambhir in the dressing room during my time at KKR. This never came to light. KKR became champion in 2012. At that time I had helped the team win by hitting a four. I got a chance to play one more season for KKR. Had I not had my fight with Gambhir in the 2013 season, I probably would have played for the franchise for the next two-three years. Apart from the amount I had to raise as per my contract, my bank balance was not that strong. But I never thought about this.

Delhi Daredevils gave a shock

Tiwari was a part of Delhi Daredevils from 2008 to 2010. He revealed that he was disappointed with the way the franchise selected their playing eleven. Tiwari said that better players were continuously ignored while some players got injured. Due to less opportunities, Tiwari asked the management to release him, which cost him dearly as he lost his contract.

Contract with Delhi broken

Gary Kirsten was the coach when I was playing for Delhi Daredevils. I saw with my own eyes that the playing 11 was not performing well in the initial matches. The team combination was not right. Deserving cricketers did not get a chance to play. Many players were out due to injury. The results were good. I went straight in and said, if you can't keep me in the playing 11, then release me. Then my contract was Rs 2.8 crore. I never thought that if I said this I would be released. I never thought about this loss.

Let us tell you that Manoj Tiwari played 96 IPL matches during his career. He played his last IPL match in 2018. Tiwari scored 1686 runs with the help of seven half-centuries.