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IPL 2023: A New Rivalry Emerges Between RCB and LSG

IPL 2023: A New Rivalry Emerges Between RCB and LSG
Lucknow Super Giants' team mentor Gautam Gambhir (C) shakes hands with Royal Challengers Bangalore's Virat Kohli (L) and Glenn Maxwell (R) at the end of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket match between Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on May 1, 2023. - Indian cricket star Virat Kohli was fined on May 2, 2023, for the second time in this IPL season after a post-match altercation with former national team-mate Gautam Gambhir. Both were docked their entire match fee, the Indian Premier League said, while Naveen-ul-Haq was fined 50 percent of his for breaching the league's code of conduct (Photo by Sajjad HUSSAIN / AFP)

Lucknow Super Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore has turned out to be the latest rivalry in Indian Premier League. It all started when the two sides met at Chinnaswamy on 10th April.

Lucknow Super Giants had 213 to chase in 20 overs. Lucknow chased down the total by 1 wicket in one of the most dramatic finishes of the Indian Premier League.

Royal Challengers Bangalore posted a total of 127. The average score on this pitch was 130. Royal Challengers Bangalore were all over Lucknow, and LSG were reeling at 77 for 8.

In the 17th over things got heated up between Naveen and Siraj, followed by Virat entering a verbal battle with Naveen. Royal Challengers Bangalore won the match by 18 runs. The post-match presentation saw a verbal battle and an exchange of words between Naveen and Virat. What followed was Gambhir having a heated talk with Virat.

Sunil Gavaskar speaks on the Heated Argument between Virat and Gambhir

Former Cricketer and 1983 World Cup Winner Sunil Gavaskar feels that both players should face punishments. “Well, I saw the visuals only a while ago, I did not see the match live yesterday. These things never look good.

What is a 100 percent match fee? What exactly is a 100 percent match fee? If it is Kohli, who is on maybe Rs 17 crore for RCB, which means Rs 17 crore for a possible 16 matches, including the semi-finals, and finals. So you are talking about a crore of rupees.

Is he going to be fined Rs 1 crore and more? Well, that’s a very, very stiff fine,” Gavaskar told Star Sports. “There was a bit of banter, but there was none of this aggression that we see now. A lot of it has got to do with the fact that everything is on TV too. Because of the fact that you are on TV, you tend to do maybe just that little bit extra,” he added.

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