Credit: X

Credit: X

Ko lkata Knight Riders mentor Gautam Gambhir and coach Chandrakant Pandit got into a heated argument with the fourth umpire during their side's one-run victory over the Royal Challengers Bengaluru at the Eden Gardens. Batting first, KKR posted a massive 222-run total thanks to contributions from Shreyas Iyer, Phil Salt and Andre Russell. 

Chasing this total, the Royal Challengers put in a few quality performances but towards the end of the second innings fell short by just one run. But at the 18-over mark, the camera panned towards the Kolkata Knight Riders dugout where Gautam Gambhir and Chandrakant Pandit were heated back-and-forth with the fourth umpire over substitute fielders.

Gambhir and Chandrakant Pandit argue with umpire in KKR vs RCB

Spin-bowling all-rounder Sunil Narine had exited the field after completing his quota and the Knight Riders brought in Afghani star Rahmanallah Gurbaz as a sub. But with KKR already fielding four foreign players, this wasn't permitted and the officials demanded Narine to come back. Over this confusion,  Gambhir and Pandit were spotted engaged in a heated discussion with the umpire.

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Phenomenal display of character by RCB today:  Gautam Gambhir

After the game, Gautam Gambhir had a heartwarming message for the Royal Challengers Bengaluru. Taking to social media, Gambhir praised RCB's fighting spirit and character in the one-run defeat at the Eden Gardens. Sharing on X (formerly Twitter),  Gambhir posted,   "Phenomenal display of character by RCB today!"