Mumbai: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) 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, but preferred to wait for the match referee's verdict before apportioning blame on Tuesday night.

Daniel Vettori
Daniel Vettori 

"I haven't had a chance to talk to Mitchell or anyone else involved. It's obviously something we don't want to see on the cricket field.

"But we will wait for match referee (Andy Pycroft) to make his ruling," Vettori said after the match. "I am sure the match referee would be involved. Let's wait and see what he says before we speculate.

I think we should sit tight and not judge the incident," he added. Both players had to be separated by umpires S Ravi and K Srinath.

MI's Gautam gagged
Strangely IPL organisers gagged the media from asking MI wicketkeeper batsman C M Gautam about the incident with the media manager issuing a diktat before the start of his interaction.