Rajasthan Royals captain Dravid feels ‘send-offs’ to a departing batsman, the way Mumbai Indians’ Pollard did to Watson during Wednesday’s match, were acts of cowardice.

“I guess it was a competitive game. Things can get tough in a Twenty20 game. But, it could have been managed a little bit better. Things can get heated in the middle.

“But, when you send off a batsman after you have got him out, is an act of cowardice because the batsman can never respond. Saying something on the field is part and parcel of the game, a bit of banter while the game is on is fine.

“But sending him off after you have got him out is an act of cowardice,” he said at the post match conference here on Wednesday.

MI captain Rohit Sharma, however, said his team did not care what others say.

“All these things happen; it’s part of the game. I don’t think we should take it too seriously. I don’t think we were too verbal, we have played aggressive cricket here. We display the kind of cricket we want to show.”

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