Last update: May 02, 2023, 3:06 PM HST
Gautam Gambhir, Kyle Mayers and Virat Kohli (Twitter)
RCB’s Virat Kohli and LSG mentor Gautam Gambhir got into a war of words as fans took sides over who was ‘right’
Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir were involved in a spat after Indian Premier League (IPL) match number 43 between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Monday.
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Kohli’s brief interaction with LSG fly-half Kyle Mayers appears to have sparked the altercation. The two had to be separated by Amit Mishra, RCB captain Faf du Plessis and LSG assistant coach Vijay Dahiya.
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Gambhir looked the more animated of the two and was repeatedly prevented from charging towards Kohli by LSG players and support staff. This was after the two shook hands.
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In fact, the last time LSG and RCB faced each other in Bengaluru in an IPL 2023 match, Gambhir gestured towards the Bengaluru crowd with a ‘shut up’ sign.
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After the altercation, Kohli was also seen talking to LSG captain KL Rahul.
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Social media has been flooded with videos of the Kohli-Gambhir verbal fight and fan opinions on it.
Gautam Gambhir is the only person who wonders why he doesn’t get the respect people give Dhoni. Everyone knows why.— PuNsTeR™ (@Pun_Starr) May 1, 2023
“I won’t shut you guys down like he (gambhir) did in chinnaswamy, I love the crowd” that’s actually what Virat Kohli means here! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Nsc0pOKp4h— S. (@Sobuujj) May 1, 2023
Gambhir shoved Kohli once more and said “I’ll take you down next game, don’t jump” after the game. Imagine becoming a coach, MP, member of so many associations and member of BJP still can’t control jealousy when Kohli or Dhoni come in his sight.
Gambhir #RCBVSLSG pic.twitter.com/pIWOj695H5
— Roshan Rai (@RoshanKrRaii) May 1, 2023
READ ALSO | Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir handed massive fines after nasty fight on pitch after LSG v RCB game
Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli, along with LSG’s Naveen-ul-Haq, have been fined for breaching IPL’s code of conduct.
(With agency contributions)
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