Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders fans still remember how two Delhi cricketers were involved in a brawl back in 2013. The incident gained more popularity because the two overly aggressive captains belonged to the same stateside.
Veteran Delhi player Rajat Bhatia has recently opened up about the incident. Bhatia, who was part of the KKR side during that brawl served as the separator between the two captains. he said it was something part and parcel of the game when two aggressive captains battle it up against each other.
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“That is something which happened when two aggressive captains played and they always want to give their best and win for their respective teams. Even if they had any kind of collision in that match, it was just a part of the game,” Bhatia said as quoted by Hindustan Times.
Meanwhile, Rajat Bhatia has played alongside Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir in the Delhi Ranji side. The veteran all-rounder said that after that particular incident in Bangalore he’s never seen the duo fight again.
“Later, I have never seen them (Gambhir and Kohli) fighting. In the heat of the moment, so many things happen. But, it shouldn’t be happening for the worse. And on that day, it was not,” said Bhatia.
Bhatia also showered praise for the Indian captain Virat Kohli. He believes that Kohli’s never-ending hunger to score runs is what makes him the best batsmen at the moment.
“The best part about Virat Kohli is he is always hungry to score runs. And, that hunger never looked to end. That is why he is the best batsman at the moment. He knew that he has to perform and never stop,” added Bhatia.
Bhatia, who last played for the Rising Pune Super Giants franchise in 2017 IPL is currently a part of the Uttarakhand Ranji setup. He has been the captain of the side since 2018 and will unite with Wasim Jaffer, who has joined as the head coach.