Provocative Virat Kohli celebrations, Gautam Gambhir loses his temper

Virat Kohli was in a fiery mood against Lucknow Super Giants (Twitter Image)

Virat Kohli was in a fiery mood against Lucknow Super Giants (Twitter Image)

Virat Kohli’s fiery celebrations, his gestures towards Lucknow fans seemed provocative which drew strong reactions from Gautam Gambhir and Naveen-ul-Haq

Virat Kohli was in a fiery mood against Lucknow Super Giants as Royal Challengers Bangalore traveled to Ekana Stadium in a bid to avenge their last ball loss earlier in the 2023 IPL season. The contest was filled with drama, Kohli has been engaged in verbal feuds with LSG mentor Gautam Gambhir and Afghan point guard Naveen-ul-Haq.

The 34-year-old was seen celebrating several dismissals during the game with his usual aggressiveness and he was also seen making some gestures to pump up the crowd in Lucknow.

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Perhaps it was these Virat antics that didn’t sit well with Gambhir as the duo came face to face after the match ended and had to be separated after their verbal altercation.

There were many incidents that took place during the match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Lucknow Super Giants which could be named as the chain of events which led to the emotional outpouring of Kohli, Gambhir and Naveen.

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As Lucknow came out to chase RCB’s 127-point target, Virat and Glenn Maxwell celebrated wildly after Krunal Pandya was dismissed in the fourth round of innings. Kohli was seen waving at Lucknow fans for a loud applause in a supposed response to Gambhir, who earlier showed a face-to-lip gesture to Bengaluru fans after LSG’s latest win over RCB earlier this season.

Kohli was also seen blowing a kiss to LSG fans as seen in the viral video and later RCB also shared photos of the former skipper’s many moods during the game.

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Tempers flared further during Round 17 of the LSG when Virat Kohli came face to face with Naveen-ul-Haq and the former event also had a war of words with Amit Mishra. Amit Mishra stopped Virat from trying his hand at Naveen, the on-field referee event intervened between the two to keep Kohli and pacemaker LSG at bay. During the incident, Virat gestured towards Naveen and then pointed to his shoe.

After RCB’s 18-point win, Kohli and Naveen faced off shaking hands, before Virat clashed against Gambhir near the LSG dugout and the duo had to be separated with Mishra again playing the peacemaker .

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