The IPL league match between Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Lucknow SuperGiants on May 1st was marred by a brawl between Virat Kohli, Gautam Gambhir, and Afghanistan-origin player Naveen Ul-Haq. Although Bengaluru won the match by 18 runs, it will be remembered for the heated arguments between the two Delhi legends.
Before the Gambhir-Kohli spat, Naveen Ul-Haq had already clashed with Kohli twice on the field during the match. According to a source who was present in the dugout at the time of the incident, Kyle Mayers was speaking with Kohli as the Bengaluru captain was returning to his dugout. The two had several confrontations during the game.
Mayers asked Kohli why he was abusing him, to which Kohli retorted by asking why he was staring at him during the match. Additionally, Amit Mishra had complained to the umpire that Kohli was using abusive language towards Naveen Ul-Haq, who had come to bat at number 10.
Per the source, after Kohli’s remarks, Gambhir tried to diffuse the situation. He tried to take him away and told not to talk to Kohli. After this, Gambhir asked Kohli: “Kya bol rha hai, bol (what are you telling him, say)”.
Kohli said,” Maine apko kuch nhi bola hai, aap kyu ghus rahe ho (I said nothing to you, why are you butting in)”.
Gambhir replied,” If you have said something to me, it means you have abused my family.”
Kohli said,” Apni family sambhal ke rakhiye” (Keep your family away).
Gambhir concluded the argument by saying: “Ab tu mujhe sikhaya? (Now I will have to learn from you?).”
Gautam Gambhir has lost his entire match fee for the fight. Virat Kohli has also lost 100 percent of the match fee (Rs 1.07 crore).
This is what happened, according to the source.
Now you decide who was at fault.