Royal Challengers Bangalore coach Daniel Vettori was pained to see the ugly on-field spat between RCB bowler Mitchell Starc and Mumbai Indians` batsman Kieron Pollard in an IPL game here but preferred to wait for the match referee`s verdict before apportioning blame.
Back to winning ways, defending champions Mumbai Indians would look to exploit the home advantage once again to carry forward their new-found momentum but it won`t easy as they face a formidable Royal Challengers Bangalore in an Indian Premier League match here on Tuesday.
The Mumbai Indians players were buoyed by the presence of Sachin Tendulkar, who joined the team`s training session here today as the high-profile franchise starts its title defence against Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 7 tomorrow.
Highveld Lions today defeated Yorkshire comfortably by five wickets in a Group B encounter of the ongoing Champions League Twenty20 here, which effectively dashed the hopes of two IPL teams, defending champions Mumbai Indian and Chennai Super Kings.
Mumbai Indians pacer Munaf Patel was on Sunday fined 50 per cent of his match fee for making offensive gestures to opposition players in his side`s Indian Premier League match against Kings XI Punjab here.
Mumbai Indians mentor-cum-bowling coach Shaun Pollock feels that there`s "absolutely no issue" in the team ranks as far as the relationship between old foes Harbhajan Singh and Andrew Symonds is concerned.