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With Monday night’s IPL game Virat Kohli
And Gautam Gambhir
Due to their isolation from each other, the Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman addressed the situation in a video published by his team on YouTube.
Celebrating with the rest of the players, Kohli was seen saying, “It’s a lovely win boys. A lovely win. If you can give it, you’ve got to take it. Otherwise don’t give it.”
RCB came from behind to beat Lucknow Supergiants in a low-scoring match, which was very similar for a grudge match
, Both teams were already involved in the previous game, which also turned out to be an emotional roller-coaster when LSG secured Win by one wicket on the last ball
Celebrating that win, Gambhir was seen serenading the Chinnaswamy crowd, which Kohli repeated at the Ekana Stadium.
Coming back to the dressing room, and speaking directly to the camera, Kohli said, “It was a really important win for us. The fact that we got more support from the home crowd is an incredible feeling. It tells you everything. That’s how strong we are.” Liked as a team and how people come out and support us. This is a very sweet victory. Feels great for many reasons but the most important is the kind of character we showed defending that total (126). I think everyone believed we could do it and we were on course to win, which is great.”
The IPL took note of the controversy and fined both Kohli and Gambhir 100% of their match fees. He was found to have breached Article 2.21 of the tournament’s code of conduct, which covers all forms of conduct that brings the game into disrepute, including unruly public behaviour.
When the players were shaking hands after the game, it seemed that words were being exchanged between the LSG bowler Naveen-ul-Haq
And Kohli. Naveen was fined 50% of his match fee.
Director of Operations, RCB mike hesson
Admittedly, some of the issues stemmed from the first meeting of the two teams in this IPL. “I think after the last game at Chinnaswamy, where we lost on the last ball, it always felt like we were really desperate to get it. So I think you probably saw a bit of that boil tonight. Must have seen the excerpt.”
The RCB captain was not bothered by the spectacle. “This is the best version of Virat, isn’t it?” faf du plessis
Said. “To see him get fired up like that. That’s when he’s at his best. It’s really amazing to be a part of. My job is to keep things calm on the field, which I thought we did really well.”