Virat Kohli was in a completely different mood against Lucknow Super Giants, the former Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper had a verbal altercation with LSG mentor Gautam Gambhir and pacer Naveen-ul-Haq but there was also a incident where Kohli was seen fuming in anger after Wanindu Hasaranga conceded a six following a poor delivery to Krishnappa Gowtham.
RCB won the match against LSG by 18 points and successfully defended the lowest tally of the IPL 2023 season so far, but it was a game filled with dramatic moments.
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There was a full-fledged brawl that broke out between the two teams, with Virat and Gambhir leading, and the pair had to be separated by other players after a heated altercation.
Earlier, Virat was seen celebrating aggressively after taking hold of Krunal Pandya. He even gave Lucknow fans a kiss and was seen waving at them to continue clapping in what appeared to be an apparent sly dig at Gambhir who had motioned for RCB fans to be quiet after the win from Lucknow to Bengaluru earlier this season.
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Before the heated arguments with Gambhir and Naveen, there was an incident where Wanindu Hasaranga threw a poor delivery at Krishnappa Gowtham which angered Kohli.
The incident took place on the penultimate ball of the 10th round of the LSG leg. Hasaranga tossed an air delivery straight into the arch of Lucknow’s versatile player who delivered the ball into the stands.
Virat had been on the pitch for a long time and as soon as he saw the ball go over his head and break the view screen as much as possible, Kohli threw a bite towards his teammate.
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Watch Virat Kohli’s reaction after Wanindu Hasaranga conceded six on a poor delivery:
Virat’s aggression was understandable as RCB didn’t have much to defend on the board, but thanks to a commendable effort from their bowlers, they were able to limit Lucknow to 108, sealing a nervy victory.
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