During the Indian Premier League match between Lucknow Super Giants and Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens, Naveen-ul-Haq once again stole the show.
Following their on-field altercation during the match against RCB at the MA Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, the Afghan pacer has been in the news. Since they kept calling him Virat Kohli’s name when he came to bowl, Naveen has had to deal with the wrath of Eden Garden supporters.
When Rahmanullah Gurbaz’s teammate Ravi Bishnoi caught him in the 14th over, the Afghan pacer retaliated against the crowd. Naveen asked the crowd at Eden Gardens to be quiet while placing a finger to his lips.
While earlier, during the Mumbai Indians game at Lucknow’s Ekana Stadium, he was made fun of by the home crowd. They slyly started chanting “Kohli, Kohli” from the stands when Naveen found himself near the boundary while fielding on the ground.
Watch the clip here:
Naveen Ul Haq shows silence gesture to the Eden Gardens crowd. pic.twitter.com/8znGrQLT1n
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) May 20, 2023
"Kohli Kohli" chants in Eden Right now💥🔥
No doubt who is the bowler😏
Never mess with the KING👑#KKRvLSG #Kohli #Kolkata pic.twitter.com/unWxjgZ5vS
— dptnshuuu (@its_diptanshuu) May 20, 2023
During the second innings of the game, Kohli and LSG pacer Naveen got into a physical altercation on the field, which is how it all began. During the post-game formalities after RCB earned the available points, the Afghanistan pacer was also seen engaging in an animated exchange.
Before LSG coach Gautam Gambhir escorted the West Indies all-rounder out of the field, Kohli was also seen engaging in verbal conversation with Kyle Mayers. But when Gambhir confronted Kohli, the situation deteriorated and a fight broke out.
While it was an exciting match on Saturday night as Lucknow Super Giants defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by one run in their final league game to advance to the IPL play-offs. With his unbeaten 67-run knock, Rinku Singh came dangerously close to pulling off a miraculous upset of the Lucknow Super Giants.
As a result, Chennai Super Kings, who defeated the hosts Delhi Capitals by 77 runs in the opening game of the day, finished in the top two. After the RCB vs. GT game on Sunday, Lucknow’s opponent will be determined.