The Board of Control for Cricket in India has charged both Virat Kohli , and Gautam Gambhir 100 percent of the respective match fees they received for the ugly altercation that occurred between the two following the match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Lucknow Super Giants. Sunil Gavaskar, the Indian legend, demanded that both men be punished more severely to prevent such ugly fights in future.
Sunil Gavaskar, on Star Sports, asked: “What’s a 100% match fee?” If Kohli is earning Rs 17 crores for RCB that means Rs 17 million for 16 possible matches including semi-finals and finals. You are talking about one crore rupees. Will he be fined more than Rs 1 crore? “Well, that is a very stiff fine.”
Gavaskar went on to describe his playing days and said that bantering used to be common, but not this kind of aggression. Gavaskar, the 1983 World Cup champion, then said that players tend to be more aggressive on TV because they are able to display their aggression.
Sunil Gavaskar calls for Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir to be suspended for a few matches after the Slapgate scandal
Sunil Gavaskar then recalled a infamous ‘Slapgate” incident in which former India spinner Harbhajan Sing slapped Sreesanth following the match between Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians, back in 2008. Sunil Gavaskar then recalled the infamous ‘Slapgate’ incident where former India spinner.
“So, I’m saying, do something to make sure that these things never happen again. You may have to, as it was with Harbhajan 10 years ago and Sreesanth, ask them to step aside during a few matches. You should do something to prevent this from happening and something that would hurt the team. “That’s a tough one,” he said.