Following a heated exchange, Kohli and Gambhir received 100% fines

Following a heated exchange Kohli and Gambhir received 100 fines

Following a heated exchange Kohli and Gambhir received 100 fines

For a level 2 violation of the IPL Code of Conduct, Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir, who got into a violent argument following the play in Lucknow, have been penalised 100% of their match money.

Both Kohli and Gambhir were judged to have violated Article 2.21, which prohibits public indiscretions, disorderly conduct in public, and inappropriate remarks that are harmful to the interests of the game. For a level 1 violation of the same Article, Afghanistan pacer Naveen-ul-Haq was penalised 50% of his match fee.

With his wild celebrations after dismissals, Kohli was rather passionate on the field during LSG's batting innings. After Krunal Pandya was out, he even covered his mouth with his finger to quiet the fans at the Ekana Stadium. It's possible that this was in retaliation for Gambhir's same behavior at the Chinnaswamy Stadium following LSG's one-run triumph.

Naveen and Kohli were spotted having an unfriendly talk when the players shook hands following the game. After the former was dismissed, Naveen and Kohli got into a heated argument on the field. The RCB batter and Amit Mishra were also seen having an argument on the field.

When Gambhir interrupted him, Kyle Mayers also spoke to Kohli before the team coach himself went to the RCB batter. Despite the efforts of KL Rahul and Avesh Khan, Gambhir eventually came close to Kohli. Initially, Kohli made an effort to calm Gambhir down, but as the situation grew tense, the other players had to separate the two.

"Boys, that's a sweet victory. Sweet victory. You must accept what you can provide. If not, don't give it, Kohli joked in a video of locker room reactions that RCB uploaded to YouTube.

When speaking to the camera, Kohli said, "The win was great and the fact that we got more support than the home crowd is an unbelievable feeling. It tells you all about how much people like us as a team and how they come out and back us.

"It was a crucial victory for us on the road. The character we displayed in protecting that total is the main reason why this victory is so gratifying. Everyone believed we could succeed, and we ultimately came out on top, which is fantastic, he said.

That's the finest version of Virat, isn't it?, Faf du Plessis stated in the same video that the RCB posted. He performs well at that time. Being a part of it is fantastic. My responsibility is to maintain order on the field, and I think we did a great job of that.

"I guess after the last match here at the Chinnaswamy, where we lost on the very last ball, it always felt like we were desperate to get this one," RCB director of cricket operations Mike Hesson continued. You may have occasionally witnessed a small amount of that boil over, I suppose.

It's not the first time that Kohli and Gambhir have gotten into a fight. When Kohli was the captain of RCB and Gambhir was the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders, the two got into a heated argument back in 2013.

LSG fell short of RCB at home by 18 runs, being dismissed for 108 as opposed to the visitors' 126/9. Due to a hip flexor injury, captain Rahul missed a significant amount of the game and was the last to bat, reaching the middle only in the penultimate over. With both teams having won five out of nine games, RCB is in fifth place and LSG is third in the standings.

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