IPL 2023
‘I won’t take abuses from anyone…’: Naveen-ul-Haq on fight with Virat Kohli
By SMCS - May 2, 2023 7:02 pm
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Despite the win for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2023 season, the talks are going around the fight that took place between Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli after the match had ended. But the on-field face-off was only an extension of what had taken place during the game. Towards the end of the match, there was a verbal fight between Kohli and Naveen-ul-Haq of LSG which left the latter furious as well. He later shared his true reaction to the incident as well.

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The incident started with Virat Kohli saying some words directed at Naveen before showing his shoe at him as well. The Afghanistan star was left furious as he came charging towards Kohli. The umpire and Amit Mishra, the other LSG batter in the middle, came in between immediately. Kohli kept the intense talk going this time looking at Amit Mishra signalling to keep Naveen calm down.

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However, after the match, the two shared an aggressive handshake before Naveen-ul-Haq shared a few words. Kohli did not give importance to it and moved on but Naveen continued that as well. Kohli then stopped and retaliated verbally too. And before things got a bit more intense, Glenn Maxwell stepped in and separated the two players.

And, according to Indian Express, Naveen-ul-Haq later told one of his LSG teammates: “I have come here to play in the IPL, not to take abuse from anyone.” He also extended the battle to social media where he wrote on his Instagram story: “You get what you deserved that’s how it should be and that’s how it goes.”

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However, BCCI had later taken strict action against both of them. While Naveen-ul-Haq was charged 50 per cent of his match fees as a fine, Kohli had to hand over his entire match fees. Gautam Gambhir too was fined 100 per cent of his match fees for his verbal spat with Virat Kohli after the Naveen incident during handshakes as well.