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Varun Aaron Foresees Sparks Between Virat Kohli And Gautam Gambhir In RCB vs KKR Showdown
By CricShots - Mar 29, 2024 4:29 pm
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The clash between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders carries a rich history, steeped in legendary performances and intense rivalries. From Brendon McCullum’s iconic 158* to Andre Russell’s explosive innings, the encounters between these teams have always been electric.

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Virat Kohli had a heated conversation with Gautam Gambhir and Amit Mishra in 2023

One of the most memorable aspects of this rivalry has been the fiery exchanges between Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir, a rivalry that continues to simmer even now, with Kohli as a former skipper and Gambhir in a coaching role. Former India cricketer Varun Aaron, who has donned the RCB jersey in the past, eagerly anticipates the showdown and speculates on Kohli’s mindset ahead of the clash against KKR.

Speaking exclusively to Star Sports on Cricket Live, Aaron expressed his excitement, especially about the spectacle beyond the boundary lines. With Gambhir stationed near the RCB dugout, Aaron predicts sparks to fly, fueled by Kohli’s fiery demeanour.

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“I’m looking forward to the match up outside the boundary line. Gautam Gambhir is going to be at the boundary line right beside the RCB dugout, don’t know what’s going to happen there, I think, you know how Virat is, he likes to have some fire all the time, and if he just looks at the KKR dugout, he’s just going to be fired up,” remarked Varun Aaron, highlighting the combustible nature of the rivalry.


The rivalry between Kohli and Gambhir dates back to 2013 in Bengaluru, where verbal exchanges escalated into a heated confrontation, requiring physical intervention to defuse tensions. Although time passed, the rivalry reignited three years later during a dramatic comeback victory for KKR, with Yusuf Pathan and Andre Russell scripting the win. Gambhir’s emotional outburst, symbolized by kicking a chair in the dugout, earned him a fine.

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In a recent instance, during RCB’s match against Gambhir’s Lucknow Super Giants, the stage was set for another intense face-off. As RCB takes on KKR in Bengaluru today, fans eagerly await the next chapter in this gripping rivalry. What unfolds next promises to add another thrilling chapter to the history between these two formidable teams.