The Indian Premier League player confrontations were discussed in detail by Ravi Shastri. Who emphasized where the players should draw the line?
Virat Kohli, a player for Royal Challengers Bangalore, and former India teammate Gautam Gambhir. Who is now the coach of Lucknow Super Giants, got into a heated argument earlier this month. Sparking controversy in the 2023 Indian Premier League.
The incident came before Kohli and LSG pacer Naveen-ul-Haq got into a heated argument. And the latter appeared to keep taking shots at the RCB batter on Instagram afterwards.
The LSG’s Gautam Gambhir and RCB’s Virat Kohli are reportedly at odds
After the Kohli-Gambhir altercation, Shastri made the sensational “confrontation” remark that “both will behave differently next time”.
The incident between Kohli and Gambhir has drawn a lot of attention from cricket fans and former players. It wasn’t the first time the two had clashed during the IPL.
When Kolkata Knight Riders’ then-captain Gambhir was dismissed from a game in the 2013 edition. Kohli charged at him and the two got into a verbal altercation.
”On-field altercations are acceptable as long as players don’t cross the line”, according to former India head coach Ravi Shastri. Who formed a lethal leadership pair with captain Virat Kohli from 2017 to 2022.
“On the field, there should be a little bit of conflict. The match referee is present where you draw the line so that they can both see it. Once or twice when you receive a fine, you will be okay”, according to Shastri on ESPNCricinfo.
I was informed by many that this was IPL. This is a live broadcast. Okay, fair point. Why were they showing two players fighting? Since everyone saw it. I’ll now share the benefit of that.
Both players will act differently the next time after realizing what happened. As a result, them being aware that a camera is constantly recording them. When a sizable audience is present, they will act morally. Friends, parents and children. The line is then obvious to you.
“Once you watch that footage, all these things immediately come to the fore and you learn. Have I used abusive language? Was my body language improper? Was that in the spirit of the game? Did I come across as a bad loser? If you don’t change, another fine or a suspension will soon follow, according to Shastri.
Following their altercation in the IPL 2023, both Kohli and Gambhir received 100% fines for their match fees. And Naveen-ul-Haq received a 50% fine.