Virat Kohli, Gautam Gambhir and Naveen-ul-Haq kicked off the IPL 2023 game between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Lucknow Super Giants at Ekana Stadium on Monday. Kohli got into verbal feuds with Gambhir and Naveen and the trio were heavily fined for their antics on the pitch on Monday. After the match, Virat finally broke his silence and reacted to the whole fiasco by congratulating the Lucknow fans who also wholeheartedly applauded the RCB.
During the match, there was an incident where a fan breached security to run onto the pitch and touch Virat Kohli’s feet, the fan also received a hug from the former RCB skipper, showing how much he is revered across the country, not just in Bengaluru. .
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The love for the Lucknow crowd was reciprocated, Virat himself was seen ablaze several times during the game, gesturing to pump up the crowd and they responded as well.
Kohli’s antics may not have gone down well with LSG mentor Gautam Gambhir and pacemaker Naveen-ul-Haq, Virat first had a verbal spat with the Afghan star in the 17th, before they only face off by shaking hands after the match.
Virat and Gambhir also rolled back time as tempers flared after the match, the duo came face to face after the match and had to be separated after a nasty verbal argument.
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The 34-year-old talismanic hitter has finally reacted after the high-octane drama that unfolded in Lucknow.
Virat Kohli has praised the Lucknow fans for their incredible support against the home side at Ekana Stadium.
“Incredible victory tonight. I love the overwhelming support for us at Lucknow. Thanks to all the fans for supporting us,” Kohli wrote on social media.
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Royal Challengers Bangalore defended lowest IPL 2023 total, after scoring 126/9 as Faf du Plessis won the toss and opted to beat first, they limited LSG to 108 points, winning the game by 18 points.
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