LSG vs RCB IPL 2023: Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir fined 100% of match fee after brawl. cricket news
Kohli and Gambhir admitted to a Level 2 offense under Article 2.21 of the IPL Code of Conduct.
Meanwhile, LSG bowler Naveen-ul-Haq, who was involved in a verbal duel with Kohli during the 17th over of Lucknow’s run-chase, has also been fined 50 per cent of his match fee for a Level 1 offence.
RCB defended a below-par total (126/9) to beat LSG by 18 runs.
The brawl between the two legends, who were part of the 2011 World Cup-winning team, took place when the players were shaking hands at the end of the match, when Naveen and Kohli had a few words. At this point, Gambhir stepped in to control things but it soon turned into a Kohli vs Gambhir case when the latter accused the former RCB skipper.
The Lucknow players then tried to pull Gambhir away, but when the two were still within touching distance of each other, Kohli tried to douse the fire with a few calm words, but failed to pacify Gambhir. , which LSG leg-spinner Amit Mishra stepped up to try to get things under control.
The roots of this latest tussle can probably be found in this very game itself, in which Kohli was seen to be very lively during his team’s bowling.
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RCB defended the small total by dismissing LSG for 108, but on their way to victory, Kohli made a ‘silent’ gesture towards the crowd after Krunal Pandya was sent back early in the run-chase. Kohli and Naveen later had an argument during the 17th over of the LSG innings, which required the intervention of the on-field umpires and Mishra.
(with agency inputs)