Naveen-ul-Haq’s furious handshake with Virat Kohli
Here’s why Naveen-u-Haq got involved in a heated exchange with Virat Kohli not just once but many times
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) recorded a stunning 18-point win over Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) on Monday night. However, what became the biggest talking point was the brawl between RCB hitter Virat Kohli and Lucknow mentor Gautam Gambhir. It looked like an action replay from 2013 when the latter was in charge of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and was involved in a heated exchange with a young Virat who was only 5 years old in the cricketing circle. A decade later, a similar picture was in front of everyone.
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Everything that happened after the RCB win was an extension of what happened towards the end of the match. Lucknow was 8 behind as he chased 127 while Naveen and Amit Mishra were in the middle. During the 17e over, Kohli said something to the Afghan bowler, leaving the latter furious. As Naveen began to charge towards the former RCB captain, the on-court referee and Mishra stepped in to calm the situation. However, Kohli continued with her intense speech.
The fight continued after the match as the two shared an aggressive handshake. Naveen was seen saying something to Kohli and furiously pulled her hands away. Kohli too verbally fought back and again someone, Glenn Maxwell this time, had to step in and separate the two.
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According to Indian Express, Naveen later told one of his LSG teammates: “I came here to play in the IPL, not to abuse anyone.”
The 23-year-old Afghan then took to his official Instagram account to post a cryptic story which read, “You get what you deserved, that’s how it should be and that’s how it goes. pass.”
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The incident was condemned by many former players. Meanwhile, the BCCI also took strict action against the three of them.
“Mr. Gambhir admitted the Tier 2 offense under Section 2.21 of the IPL Code of Conduct and was fined 100% of his match fee. Similarly, Mr. Kohli has admitted the Level 2 offense under Article 2.21 of the IPL Code of Conduct and was fined 100% of his match fee,” an IPL statement read.
“Mr Naveen-ul-Haq, on the other hand, was fined 50% of his match fee for breaching the IPL Code of Conduct in the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore,” it said. -he adds.
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