‘May be personal…’: Kumble steamrolls Kohli, Gambhir after IPL scuffle | Cricket
History has a tendency to repeat itself. One time teammate for India, World Cup winner Gautam Gambhir And Virat Kohli Their old Indian Premier League (IPL) rivalry reignited to dominate Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) impressive win over Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) on Monday. great cricketer Anil KumbleThe one who shared the Indian locker room with both the icons of the game has expressed his disappointment over the ugly face-off between Kohli and Gambhir in IPL 2023.
More than 10 years after their first public brawl in IPL, Kohli and Gambhir wrote yet another unfortunate chapter to their heated cricket rivalry in match number 43 of the ongoing tournament at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium. Kohli and Gambhir were seen having a heated exchange on the field after RCB’s match against LSG in Lucknow.
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Reflecting on the Kohli vs Gambhir saga in the IPL, former India captain Kumble said it was unacceptable to see famous cricketers walk out on each other after a high-voltage clash. He said, ‘A lot of emotions come but you don’t want to show those emotions here. This is important, you need to negotiate. But this is something that is unacceptable,” said Kumble JioCinema.
“Whatever happens, you have to respect the opposition and the game. Once the game is over, you have to shake hands and tip your hat, not to the player but to the game because it’s something you need to respect… I don’t know what was spoken Some things can get personal and you don’t want that on the cricket field. But with Gautam and Virat and the players involved, it was not the best thing to see,” he said.
Kohli and Gambhir have been heavily fined by the IPL after their face-off in Lucknow. The animated Kohli also got into heated arguments with LSG star Kyle Mayers and Naveen-ul-Haq. LSG bowler Naveen was fined 50 per cent of his match fee after an altercation with Kohli. The former RCB skipper has been fined 100 per cent of his match fee for breaching Article 2.21 of the IPL Code of Conduct.
Coming to the match, Faf du Plessis and Co. successfully defended a total of 126 runs on a sluggish track in Lucknow to beat the hosts by 18 runs. Impressed with the RCB team’s bowling performance, former Indian cricketer Robin Uthappa also admitted that he is not a fan of Kohli’s animated celebrations. The RCB skipper pointed to the crowd after Krunal Pandya and Ayush Badoni took crucial catches. Uthappa said, “I am a big fan of Virat Kohli, but not his celebration.”