IPL 2023: Following a verbal altercation between Kohli and Gambhir, Ravi Shastri offers to mediate the situation.
Widespread negative media coverage has been generated by this incident.
Widespread negative media coverage has been generated by this incident. Former India coach Ravi Shastri has responded by offering to intervene and diffuse the conflict between the two cricket players. Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir, two of the most well-known figures in cricket, have a history of on-field altercations during Indian Premier League (IPL) games.
An confrontation recently occurred during a match between Kohli's club, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Gambhir's Lucknow Super Giants. In the low-scoring game, the RCB prevailed, and Kohli was seen jubilantly applauding the dismissals of LSG players. He even got into a heated dispute with Naveen-ul-Haq, a member of Gambhir's crew, although it is still unknown who started it.
When Gambhir and Kohli got into a heated argument after the game, the situation worsened. Shashtri offers assistance to repair the relationship. Widespread negative media coverage has been generated by this incident. Former India coach Ravi Shastri has responded by offering to intervene and diffuse the conflict between the two cricket players. "I believe the realisation will come in a day or two. They will then understand that this could have been handled much more effectively.
They both play for the same state and have sufficient cricket experience. Virat is a legend, while Gautam has won the World Cup twice. They are both from Delhi. I believe that sitting them down and ending it would be the best course of action. On Star Sports, Ravi Shastri said, "Once and for all. "Whoever does it, do it as fast as possible; you don't want this to spread.
Continuing, they exchange words when they next cross paths, and this causes further complications. Better would be sooner. So be it if I have to do that (act as a mediator between the two stars). Brawl in Delhi Due to their violations of the Indian Premier League's (IPL) Code of Conduct on Tuesday, both Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir were penalised 100% of their match earnings.
The two players got into a fight during an IPL 2023 game between Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Gambhir's Lucknow Super Giants (LSG). Throughout RCB's fielding innings, Kohli seemed to be more animated than usual, and it appears that his brief exchange with LSG opener Kyle Mayers set off the altercation. The players shook hands after the game, and spectators noticed a conversation between Naveen-ul-Haq and Kohli as they were exchanging words.
A RCB player named Glenn Maxwell separated the two. Gambhir was then spotted yanking Mayers away from Kohli's chat. Gambhir then charged towards Kohli while being restrained by LSG players, including their injured skipper KL Rahul. In the end, players from both teams surrounded Kohli and Gambhir as they got into a heated altercation.
The LSG players and support staff continually held back Gambhir, who seemed more irritated than Kohli. Prior to the altercation, the players shook hands, and at first, Kohli was seen holding Gambhir's shoulder. However, as the dispute raged on, RCB captain Faf du Plessis, LSG assistant coach Vijay Dahiya, a fellow Delhi native, and veteran spinner Amit Mishra intervened to separate the players.
Kohli was seen speaking to LSG skipper Rahul following the altercation. Despite having played together for the Delhi state team and as former India teammates, Kohli and Gambhir have a history of altercations during IPL matches. Their already intense hostility towards one another is significantly heightened by this altercation.