Lucknow Super Giants mentor Gautam Gambhir shared a cryptic tweet after an on-field verbal fight with Virat Kohli after the LSG vs RCB game on May 1 at the Ekana stadium in Lucknow. RCB won the game comfortably by a margin of 18 runs but players from both teams were seen to be involved in a verbal quarrel after the match. It all started when RCB batter Virat Kohli said something to Naveen-ul-Haq.
After this Gautam Gambhir intervened and was seen speaking to Virat Kohli angrily. The exact words exchanged during the argument are still unknown but according to reports it is believed that Gambhir intervened because he thought Kohli insulted his teammates and he considers his teammates' family.
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The argument between the two Indian legends went on for a few minutes before Amit Mishra and KL Rahul separated the two. Both, Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir were fined 100% of their match fees for breaching the IPL’s code of conduct. The other involved player, Naveen-ul-Haq was also fined 50% of his match fee.
Gautam Gambhir recently posted a tweet, two days after the incident which said “Man who ran away from Delhi Cricket citing “pressure” seems over-eager to sell paid PR as concern for cricket! यही कलयुग़ है जहां ‘भगोड़े’ अपनी ‘अदालत’ चलाते हैं।”
A theory has surfaced that states that Gautam Gambhir was indirectly talking about Rajat Sharma, a well-known journalist. The journalist recently spoke about the controversy and said that “Gautam Gambhir has become egoistic after becoming a member of parliament. We got to see how jealous Gambhir feels about Virat Kohli’s popularity. What Gambhir did was against the spirit of the game and does not suit an ex-player or a member of parliament.