Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Virat Kohli and Lucknow Super Giants’ Gautam Gambhir got into a heated argument after Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL 2023.
The LSG bowler Naveen-ul-Haq was seen arguing with Kohli during the post-game handshake and Glenn Maxwell was seen holding him back.
In the midst of the commotion, Gambhir seemed more animated and was repeatedly stopped from charging Kohli. Players, Referees and other staff members from both teams separated the two.
Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli got into a heated argument.
Kyle Mayers also joined the discussion. But Gautam Gambhir persuaded him to avoid a confrontation.
After The Game, Players Separated The Fight Between Virat Kohli And Gautam Gambhir
Kohli on fire 🔥 #ViratKohli #RCBVSLSG #IPL2023 pic.twitter.com/ml6lAS75WE
— Aakash editz (@Aakash226018955) May 1, 2023
However, the LSG mentor later got into a verbal altercation with his former India teammate. And their respective teammates had to separate them. Virat and Gambhir’s verbal altercation is not the first time that it has occurred; similar incidents have occurred on numerous occasions.
What goes around comes around! 🤫
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— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) May 1, 2023
The second match of the season pitted Royal Challengers Bangalore against Lucknow Super Giants. Sadly for LSG, KL Rahul suffered a serious injury and had to be helped off the field.
“Gambhir admitted to the Level 2 offence under Article 2.21 of the IPL Code of Conduct. And was fined 100% of his match fee”.
”Kohli admitted to the Level 2 offence under Article 2.21 of the IPL Code of Conduct. And was fined 100% of his match fee”.
”Naveen-ul-Haq was fined 50% of his match fees for violating the IPL Code of Conduct. During the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore”, according to a statement from the league.
The spinners of the Lucknow Super Giants performed admirably on the slow Ekana Cricket Stadium surface and severely hindered the Royal Challengers Bangalore heavyweight batsmen.
The trio of Faf Du Plessis, Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell carried a lot of weight for Bangalore. But other than captain Du Plessis, the other two struggled with the bat.
The target appeared to be a straightforward one for the home team. But their batting turned out to be terrible, especially considering that the target was so easy for them to reach. The three batsmen for LSG, Hazlewood, Hasaranga and Karn Sharma choked the Lucknow team as they attempted to chase down the target.
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