Starc has 'no time' for Pollard after spat

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Royal Challengers Bangalore fast bowler Mitchell Starc has not done what players normally do after an altercation on the field, making nice in the press. Instead, he says he has 'no time' for Kieron Pollard.

Royal Challengers Bangalore fast bowler Mitchell Starc has not done what players normally do after an altercation on the field, making nice in the press. Instead, he says he has 'no time' for Kieron Pollard.

The Australia bowler and the West Indies all-rounder, playing for the Mumbai Indians, got into an ugly spat on the pitch a fortnight ago. After some gamesmanship, Pollard lost his temper at Starc and threw his bat, though it didn't go anywhere near Starc.

The players were both fined for the incident, with Pollard losing 75 percent of his game fee and Starc 50 percent. Starc says he has not discussed the matter with Pollard, and they haven't 'made nice' off the field either.

Starc told the <i>Times of India</i>: "Kieron's done that a lot in the past and I don't think it's worth talking about. No, I've got no time for Pollard and I haven't talked to him at all.

"That sort of situation would probably warrant yellow and red cards if it ever does come to that. 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."

As it stands, Starc's side has the upper hand over the defending champions, with Mumbai essentially out of the running for a play off place. Bangalore aren't much better though, just one place ahead.

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