The 43rd game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 featured a thrilling clash between Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Ekana Sports City Stadium in Lucknow on Monday, May 1. However, more than Bangalore’s win, the heated altercation between ace batter Virat Kohli and several Lucknow cricketers along with mentor Gautam Gambhir has been talked about more.
There has been a lot of have been reported and spoken about the heated altercation recently, and over five days after the incident, Dainik Jagran reported that Kohli wrote to several BCCI officials and explained the situation.
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As per the latest reports, Virat Kohli expressed his disappointment over the fine that the BCCI imposed on him. He even opined that he did not do anything to Naveen-ul-Haq or Gambhir to attract such a fine from the board. The argument between Gambhir and Kohli has been deemed a level 2 offense and was found to have breached the IPL Code of Conduct, and both received a fine of 100% of their match fees from the game as well.
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It was reported that the 34-year-old’s aggression towards Amit Mishra, Kyle Mayers, and Naveen-ul-Haq was the cause of the altercation. Furthermore, as Bangalore pacer Mohammed Siraj bowled a barrage of bouncers to the Afghanistan pacer towards the end of the run chase, Kohli, in the report, opined that he did not instruct Siraj to hit Naveen, but only told him to bowl bouncers.
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With Naveen being fined 50% of his match fees for his behavior towards the ace Indian batter, Kohli complained about the 23-year-old’s aggressiveness towards him as well. With Mayers confronting Kohli after the game for abusing him, Lucknow mentor Gautam Gambhir decided to step in and took Mayers away from Kohli, which ignited the argument between the two of them.
Even after the incident, LSG skipper KL Rahul was seen pacifying the situation with Kohli on the sidelines and asked Naveen-ul-Haq to settle things with the ace batter. However, the LSG pacer denied his skipper completely and went ahead.