RCB defeated LSG in a low-scoring game. Defending a below-par 126/9, the visitors bowled Lucknow out for 108 to register an 18-run win. But what made more news than RCB’s win is the altercation that followed.
The incident on Monday took place while the players were shaking hands at the completion of the match, when some words were seemingly exchanged between Lucknow bowler Naveen-ul-Haq and Kohli. At this point, Gambhir stepped in to control things, but it soon turned into a Kohli vs Gambhir affair when the latter charged back at the ex-RCB captain.
It started during LSG’s run-chase, when Kohli made a ‘silence’ gesture towards the crowd after taking a catch that sent Krunal Pandya back early. It followed an argument between Kohli and Naveen later during the 17th over of LSG innings, which required intervention by the on-field umpires and Mishra.
Here’s how fans reacted on Twitter:
Kohli vs Gambhir : Virat Kohli, Gautam Gambhir and the heated exchange everyone is talking about