Phil Salt breaks silence after verbal spat with Mohammed Siraj
By SMCS - May 7, 2023 4:00 pm
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A verbal spat took place once again in Delhi Capitals’ (DC) home game against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) as England batter Phil Salt and India pacer Mohammed Siraj had an argument with each other during the recently concluded encounter on Saturday. Indian pace bowler Siraj and England star Salt were involved in a heated argument during DC’s innings at the Arun Jaitely Stadium. Siraj hurled a mouthful at Salt ahead of the end of the opening powerplay as well.

Mohammed Siraj
Mohammed Siraj

While talking about his match-winning performance against RCB, he said during the post-match press conference, “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.”

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Phil Salt hit eight fours and six sixes in his stunning knock of 87 off 45 balls. However, he top-scored for DC as the hosts registered an amazing 7-wicket win over RCB at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. Salt was also named the Player of the Match for his batting heroics against Bangalore in the IPL 2023 as well.

Mohammed Siraj
Mohammed Siraj and Phil Salt engaged in a banter

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“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,” Phil Salt concluded.