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RCB vs LSG: BCCI's strict action on Virat-Gambhir after the debate in the field, this Afghan player was not spared

Pankaj Prasad
Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir argument
Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir argument

There was a heated argument between Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir after the match between Lucknow and Bangalore.

The match between Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2023 was quite controversial. RCB team won this match by 18 runs. During this match, former RCB captain Virat Kohli appeared in an aggressive manner. During the match, he had an argument with Naveen-ul-Haq and after the end of the match, he also clashed with Gautam Gambhir. All these three players have been found guilty of violating the rules of the IPL. Gambhir and Kohli have been fined their full match fees, while Naveen-ul-Haq has been fined 50 percent of his match fee.

IPL's media release said "Lucknow Super Giants mentor Gautam Gambhir fined match fee for breach of IPL Code of Conduct during Tata Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 match against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium." 100% penalty has been imposed. Gambhir has admitted a Level 2 offense under Article 2.21 of the IPL Code of Conduct."

The same media release further stated β€œRoyal Challengers Bangalore batsman Virat Kohli fined 100 percent of his match fee for breaching the IPL Code of Conduct during their Tata Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 match at the Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium has been applied. Kohli has admitted to a Level 2 offense under Article 2.21 of the IPL Code of Conduct."

After the match, Kohli and Gambhir had an altercation, following which Amit Mishra, RCB captain Faf du Plessis and LSG assistant coach Vijay Dahiya had to come to the rescue. Later Kohli was also seen talking to LSG captain KL Rahul.

LSG pacer Naveen-ul-Haq was also fined 50 per cent of his match fee for breaching the IPL's code of conduct. During the post-match handshake, Naveen-ul-Haq and Kohli clashed. Written in the media release of IPL. Lucknow Super Giants bowler Naveen-ul-Haq fined 50 per cent of his match fee for breaching the IPL Code of Conduct during Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee's match against Royal Challengers Bangalore during the Tata Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 Has gone. Naveen-ul-Haq has admitted to a Level 1 offense under Article 2.21 of the IPL Code of Conduct."

What happened in the match?

The whole affair started in the 17th over of Lucknow's innings when Virat came running from behind the stumps and gestured something to Naveen. On this, Naveen of Afghanistan also came close to him and an argument started between the two. During this debate, Virat also pointed towards his shoe and took out mud from it, as if talking about status. Its Dinesh Karthik of RCB takes away Naveen and umpire Kohli. Lucknow's Amit Mishra, who is at the non-striking end, tries to pacify Kohli, while Virat angrily confronts him as well.

After the victory of Bangalore, when it comes to shaking hands of both the teams, Kohli is seen saying something while shaking hands with Naveen. As soon as Kohli speaks, Naveen also comes in awe and says something. Here too there is a debate between the two. When Kohli is walking along the boundary, he starts talking to Kyle Meyers of Lucknow. Gambhir arrives in the meantime and takes Meyers away and refuses to talk to Kohli. After this Gambhir says something on which Kohli calls him near and tries to have a conversation with him. During this, both Kohli and Gambhir come very close and there is an argument between the two. In the end there is a long conversation between Kohli and Lokesh Rahul.