Virat Kohli writes to BCCI after brawl with Gautam Gambhir and Naveen ul Haq, says ‘didn’t say anything wrong’

He and Gambhir were fined 100% of their respective match fee for breaching the IPL Code of Conduct which Kohli did not like.


Virat Kohli writes to BCCI after brawl with Gautam Gambhir and Naveen ul Haq, says ‘didn’t say anything wrong’

Virat Kohli, Gautam Gambhir, Glenn Maxwell

Former Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli, who got embroiled in an ugly altercation with the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) mentor Gautam Gambhir, reportedly, wrote to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to explain his situation. He and Gambhir were fined 100% of their respective match fee for breaching the IPL Code of Conduct which Kohli did not like.

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In a report by the Hindi daily Dainik Jagran, Kohli told BCCI that he did not say anything wrong to Naveen ul Haq or Gambhir to get fined heavily. The 34-year-old has to pay a fine of about Rs 1.25 crore but he won’t pay it because of RCB’s policy. RCB do not deduct the match fees from their players’ salaries if they get involved in on-field offenses.

That report by Dainik Jagram claimed that Naveen got irked by the bouncers and throws of Mohammed Siraj which started the altercation during the 17th over of LSG’s innings. However, Kohli told BCCI that he did not ask the RCB pacer to hit Naveen and just instructed him to bowl bouncers. Naveen was also slapped with 50% of his match fee after the incident.

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Kyle Mayers confronted Virat Kohli for abusing him

Virat Kohli texts BCCI after brawl with Gautam Gambhir and Naveen ul Haq, says he didn't say anything wrong
Gautam Gambhir, Kyle Mayers, Virat Kohli

According to the report, Virat Kohli and LSG opener Kyle Mayers were not having only a conversation following RCB’s victory. Mayers was confronting the former RCB captain for abusing him and giving him a fiery send-off.

It was when Gambhir interrupted and took Mayers away but Kohli uttered an abusive word which angered the LSG mentor and this was how the war of words between them started. During the fight, Kohli reportedly told Gambhir that he did not say anything to him, while Gambhir said he won’t tolerate the abusive words as LSG players are his family.

After that incident, LSG played a match against Chennai Super Kings, while RCB’s next clash is against Delhi Capitals.

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