After the war of words on the field during the Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Lucknow SuperGiants clash at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow yesterday, Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli have been fined 100 percent of their match fees.
The fight between these two renowned cricketers in the Indian Premier League has been going on since the RCB vs KKR game in 2013 and it continued after Gambhir had shushed the crowd in the previous encounter between these Gautam’s team and RCB and Kohli repaid it by making the same gesture on Monday, May 1.
Royal Challengers Bangalore defended a very low total of 126 runs against Lucknow SuperGiants, who were not looking good since the start of their run-chase.
LSG Captain KL Rahul was injured and couldn’t come out to bat until the final, where 23 runs were required to win. The last over was bowled very well and RCB didn’t let Amit Mishra take the strike to give Rahul a chance to hit the bigger shots.
Coming back to the fight, Gautam Gambhir lost her calm at Virat Kohli After RCB Star Gives The ‘Finger On Lips’ Gesture; Charges At Him In Viral Video Kohli was pumped up throughout the game and he even blew a flying kiss towards the crowd, replicating Nicholas Pooran, who had won the previous clash for LSG.
Fines for breaching the IPL Code Of Conduct yesterday:
Virat Kohli – 1.07cr (100%).
Gautam Gambhir – 25 Lakhs (100%).
Naveen Ul Haq – 1.79 Lakhs (50%). pic.twitter.com/LTLwz0jF4K
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) May 2, 2023
The RCB star was very aggressive and he put the opponents under immense pressure during the run-chase. The KL Rahul-led side couldn’t chase down a target of 127 runs which was an easy target for them at their home ground.
After 25 seconds, when you the body language of Virat Kohli hands are downward, he is trying to explain and calm down the situation.
And Ghambirs body language is clearly like "Step out and let's see one on one."pic.twitter.com/wrmYoN0gM1
— Брат (@nvinci6le) May 2, 2023
Virat Kohli and Naveen Ul Haq also had a heated argument post-match and even during the match they were having clashes.
And after a verbal war of words, players have initiated E-War on their respective social media platforms. After the match, Virat Kohli added a story, and soon after Naveen Ul Haq also added a story on Instagram. This conflict seems to have no end. But we hope things work out in the end.
— 𝙎𝙋𝙄𝘿𝙀𝙔シ︎ (@Spidey_RCB) May 1, 2023
Talking about the match, RCB lost Virat Kohli’s wicket when the batsman was on 30 runs and couldn’t reach 100 runs until the 15th over. They somehow managed to get to a total of 126 runs and successfully defended it in the second innings.