On Monday, in a highly anticipated match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Lucknow Super Giants, RCB emerged victorious by defending a modest total of 126. However, it was the heated exchange between Virat Kohli vs Gautam Gambhir that took the spotlight after the match.
As Kohli and Gambhir exchanged words, Faf du Plessis, Amit Mishra, and KL Rahul had to step in to separate them. The incident brought back memories of their previous verbal spat during the 2013 IPL, which made headlines at the time.
Kohli, who had a strong performance during the match, seemed to be fired up throughout the game. He scored 31 runs during a strong opening partnership with Faf du Plessis and took a couple of sharp catches. After the match, Kohli was seen talking to LSG captain KL Rahul, perhaps explaining what had happened during the altercation.
While the exact reason for the argument remains unknown, it is clear that both Kohli and Gambhir are known for their aggressive and passionate approach to the game. Sreesanth, a former Indian cricketer, suggested that Kohli’s passion for the game might have led to his aggression during the match.
Despite the heated moment, Kohli seemed to have calmed down by the end of the match. It remains to be seen if there will be any lingering effects from the incident or if the two players will put it behind them and move on.
Overall, the incident highlights the intense rivalry and competitiveness that characterizes the IPL. As the season continues, fans will be eagerly anticipating the next match between these two teams, watching to see if any more sparks fly between Kohli and Gambhir.