Last update: 03 May 2023, 06:48 HST
Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli argued after the match. (AP Photo)
Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir are used to having heated exchanges before and Monday was no different
So what really happened between Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir that led to such a heated exchange of words after the conclusion of the IPL 2023 match between Lucknow Super Giants and Delhi Capitals?
Shortly after RCB defended a low scoreline to beat LSG, cameras at Ekana Cricket Stadium began playing footage of the two superstars getting into a nasty spat before they were pulled apart.
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The incident made for a blockbuster, but many believe it was something avoidable. However, it was something waiting to happen with the two famous cricketers not to like each other despite being from Delhi and also playing international cricket together.
Press Agency PTI shed light on the incident citing an eyewitness who was present at one of the team’s dugouts during the incident
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“You saw on TV that Mayers and Virat were walking side by side for a few meters after the match. Mayers asked Kohli why he was constantly abusing them and Virat, in turn, asked why he (Mayers) was ‘watching’ him. ?Before that (Amit) Mishra had complained to the umpire that Virat was constantly abusing Naveen (ul-Haq) who is a No.10 hitter,” the source said.
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“Gautam, sensing things could go wrong, fired Mayers and told him not to have a conversation, when Virat made a comment. The heated exchange that followed felt a bit juvenile,” he added.
“Gautam asked ‘Kya bol raha hain bol’ (What were you saying?) and Virat replied, ‘Maine aapko kuch bola hi nahi, aap kyon ghus rahein ho?’ (Why do you come between the two when I didn’t tell you anything?).
“Gautam replied, ‘Tuney agar single player ko bola hai, matlab tune meri family ko gaali diya hai. (You abused my player and it’s like abusing my family) and Virat’s response was: ‘Toh aap apne family ko sambhal ke rakhiye‘. (Then you take care of your family).
“Gambhir’s last response before they were separated was, ‘Toh ab tu mujhe sikhayega…’ (So now I have to learn from you…).”
Kohli and Gambhir were heavily fined for their role in the altercation.
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