Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir got into a heated argument during RCB’s 18-run victory over LSG. The conflict between Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir has occurred frequently over the course of the players’ history. Speaking about the game, RCB struggled to score runs with the bat, only managing 126-9, but that was enough for them to win because LSG was dismissed for 108 runs.
While the precise cause of the altercation is unknown, it is assumed that Kohli was iritate because Kyle Mayers was taken away from him by Gautam Gambhir while he was speaking with Virat. Notably, the RCB players had already expressed their displeasure to Gautam Gambhir after seeing his animated responses during the previous match between these two teams, which LSG won.
In a low-scoring Indian Premier League game on Monday, Royal Challengers Bangalore managed to defeat Lucknow Super Giants by 18 runs thanks in part to KL Rahul’s injury early in the game.
In the second over of the RCB innings, LSG captain Rahul pulled his right thigh muscle while attempting to stop a boundary. He didn’t come out to bat until the very end, which benefited the guests. After being given the assignment of bowling first, LSG put on a strong bowling performance to limit RCB to a score of 126.
Despite the opening partnership of 62 runs between Virat Kohli and captain Faf du Plessis, the RCB never gained momentum in their innings. In the middle overs, the spin pair of Ravi Bishnoi (2/21) and seasoned bowler Amit Mishra (2/21) showed brilliantly with the ball to limit RCB’s scoring rate.
Later, as LSG chased a small 127-run total, it turned out to be a nightmare start for them as they lost their first three wickets for only 21 runs in 4.1 overs. Kyle Mayers and Ayush Badoni opened the innings in Rahul’s place, however they fell short of the mark.
Stand-in skipper Krunal Pandya produced an 11-ball 14-run effort before being caught by Virat Kohli at long-off off Glenn Maxwell, while Mayers left in the second delivery of the session without troubling the scorers.
Following suit, Badoni attempted a big shot in the following over and was caught by Kohli off Josh Hazlewood (2/15). As if that weren’t enough, LSG fell to 27 for four in 5.1 overs as Deepak Hooda was caught by Dinesh Karthik off Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva.
The situation for LSG was then made worse when leg-spinner Karn Sharma (2/20) dismissed Nicholas Pooran (9) and Marcus Stoinis (13) in the space of four overs. Although the asking rate was under control, LSG continued to lose wickets on a regular basis.
After that, Ravi Bishnoi ran himself out as LSG fell to 77 for 8 in 14.4 overs. A brave 26-run stand for the ninth wicket was put together by Naveen-ul-Haq and Amit Mishra, who gave it their all. LSG needed 24 off just eight balls when an injured Rahul stepped out to bat, but he appeared uncomfortable and failed to score.