After an incident following the game, Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir were fined their entire match fee.
In the aftermath of their encounter in the IPL 2023, Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir got into a fight and were both fined the maximum amount for that match. The event occurred on Monday, after Royal Challengers Bangalore’s 18-run victory over the Lucknow Super Giants. The league also docked Afghan pacer Naveen-ul-Haq 50% of his match pay for violating its code of conduct. During a heated match in Lucknow, Kohli, and Naveen were overheard exchanging harsh words on the pitch.
After the game, Kohli and Gambhir shook hands coldly before trading barbs.
While talking to LSG batter Kyle Mayers, Kohli was suddenly cut off by Gambhir.
However, Sunil Gavaskar, the former captain of India’s cricket team, was not pleased by Kohli and Gambhir’s verbal exchanges.
“Well, I just saw the pictures a little time ago; I missed yesterday’s game in person. These situations never present well. In other words, define a 100% match charge. Just what does a “100% match fee” entail? If it’s Kohli, he might be making Rs 17 crore from RCB for a total of 16 games if they make the playoffs. That’s one billion Indian rupees right there. Will the fine exceed Rs 1 crore? Well, that’s a very, very stiff fine,” Gavaskar was heard saying on Star Sports, as reported by India Today.
Gavaskar said that everyone should cross their fingers that this kind of thing never happens again.
I am still trying to figure out what’s going on with Gambhir. They need to make sure this doesn’t happen again. You’re probably praying this doesn’t happen again because the fine or sentence is so severe. If you want to challenge yourself, give it your competitive all. There was light joking among players throughout our time together, but none of the animosity permeates modern games. Having everything broadcast on television also likely plays a role. He said that you are on television makes you want to go the additional mile.
Kohli and Gambhir, who have both played for India and Delhi, famously got into a heated argument during an IPL match in 2013.