Kohli and Gambir Fight. The on-field fights between the players and support staff of both teams during the Lucknow Super Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL 2023 match on May 1 at the Ekana Stadium will go down in history.
The only member of the RCB, Virat Kohli, had conflicts with Naveen-ul-Haq, Amit Mishra, Kyle Mayers, and Gautam Gambhir of the LSG.
There are numerous recordings from different perspectives, including those taken by viewers in the stands and accounts that provide an impression of what happened between Kohli and the LSG players.
Let me take you back to 2009 when Gautam Gambhir won Man of the Match for his more substantial effort. Kohli had just made his first century against Sri Lanka. However, Kohli was given Man of the Match as a young boy at Gauti’s request.
One of those people who contributed to Kohli’s development in Indian cricket was Gambhir. What happened, then, for the hatred to grow between the two?
The real reason for Kohli and Gambhir’s heated argument following the LSG vs RCB IPL match
We must look further and farther than the most recent matchup between the same two clubs on April 10 to find the answer.
In a nail-biting match at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Lucknow Super Giants defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by one wicket. LSG kept dropping wickets but didn’t lose heart because fewer runs were needed. However, with one wicket still standing, one run was required off the final ball, and LSG coach Gautam Gambhir was ecstatic about his team’s victory.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) suffered another defeat in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) surged home to a dramatic victory by only one wicket despite the hosts having put up a massive total of 212 runs on the board. A No. 11 running on a bye determined the match’s outcome on the final ball after a game that swung more than a pendulum during the 40 overs.
The Super Giants were in trouble after being reduced to 23/3 and were in the hole before Marcus Stoinis and Nicholas Pooran scored game-winning runs to give LSG its third victory of IPL 2023.
After completing a furious run-chase, the LSG players sprinted onto the pitch as predicted. Despite not typically displaying much emotion, LSG’s coach Gautam Gambhir was ecstatic following the last-ball victory. Gambhir, seated next to the team, sprang up, stomped on the desk, shouted with joy, pounded his fists in celebration, and gave his colleagues tight hugs.
The crazy celebration’s outrageous video has gone viral. Gambhir held his finger on his lips to silence the stadium crowd as if it weren’t enough to hurt them already.
The heated Conflict continued in their second Match on May 1
An eyewitness in one of the team dugouts provided PTI with a timeline.
“After the game, you spotted Mayers and Virat strolling side by side for a short distance. Mayers questioned Kohli about why he was humiliating them, and Virat questioned Mayers about why he was “staring” at him. Before that, Amit Mishra had criticised Virat for frequently mistreating Naveen-ul-Haq to the umpire.
When Virat said something, Gautam pulled Mayers aside and cautions him not to speak to him because he believe things would get unpleasant. The discussion that followed seemed a touch juvenile, he noted.
What were you saying? was Gautam’s question. “Why are you coming in between when I haven’t told you anything,” Virat retorted.
You mistreated my player, which is the same as mistreating my family, to which Virat responded, You take care of your family.
“Virat now had the chance to show off his one-upmanship, and he did. He knows that Gautam has been a vocal critic of his leadership, but he won’t back down, according to a former India player who shared a dressing room with both.
Later, the RCB’s Twitter account uploads the winning team’s celebration video, in which Virat Kohli and other RCB players can be seen beaming with joy after defeating the LSG. In the video, Virat Kohli also suggested the entire incident by saying,
“If you give it, You got to take it. Otherwise, don’t give it.”
Only a few hours after the incident, the BCCI punished Gambhir, Kohli, and Naven. While Naveen was fined 50%, Gambhir and Kohli lost 100% of their match fees. The verbal Conflict between Kohli and Naveen extended beyond the cricket pitch as the pair shared anecdotes on their Instagram accounts.
Yes, the violent celebrations and gestures made by the LSG coach during their earlier meeting in Bengaluru were the cause of the numerous fights that Kohli got into on Monday with Naveen-ul-Haq, Amit Mishra, and Gambhir.
According to Patil, the primary cause of his expulsion from the Indian team was his escalating ‘attitude problem,’ as he said in an interview with a major news outlet.
You mistreated my player, which is the same as mistreating my family, to which Virat responded, “Toh aap apne family ko sambhal ke rakhiye.” You (then) care for your family. Gambhir said, “Toh ab tu mujhe sikhayega… (So now I have to learn from you…)” before they were split apart.
Many players were shocked when Dhoni supposedly decided on the 2011–12 Commonwealth Bank ODI series in Australia. He asserted that because of their slowness on the pitch, Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, and Sachin Tendulkar could not be included in the XI.