S Sreesanth has shed tears on the field before - when Harbhajan Singh slapped him in the inaugural season of the IPL.
But this time was different. When Kochi Tuskers skipper Mahela Jayawardene dropped him for the match against Royal Challengers, he was in no mood to take it lying down.
The Kerala pacer was seen fuming when the team was announced. On a slow pitch, Jayawardene decided to go in with off-spinner Ramesh Powar, a decision that didn't go down well with the volatile speedster. TV cameras caught Sreesanth in a foul mood. He had a heated discussion with Aussie team coach Geoff Lawson first. There was some finger-pointing. A few minutes later, Muttiah Muralitharan was seen trying to calm the bowler who was shouting.
Sreesanth, who is based in Bangalore, was obviously desperate to play in the game his team lost. Skipper Jayawardene played down the incident. "I request you guys not to over-hype this issue," he told mediapersons.