Virat Kohli of the Royal Challengers Bangalore team, who was involved in a nasty altercation with Gautam Gambhir of the Lucknow Super Giants, wrote to BCCI to explain the situation. Both he and Gambhir were fined a 100% of the respective match fee they received for violating the IPL Code of Conduct, which Kohli didn’t like.
According to a report in the Hindi newspaper Dainik Jagran (), Kohli said that BCCI fined him heavily because he had not done anything wrong with Naveen Ul Haq and Gambhir. Kohli, 34, has to pay a Rs 1.25 crore fine but he will not pay it due to RCB policy. RCB does not deduct match fees from the salaries of their players if they are involved in on-field violations.
Dainik Jagram reported that Naveen was irritated by Mohammed Siraj’s bouncers and throwings, which sparked the altercation in the 17th over during LSG’s innings. Kohli has told BCCI he didn’t ask the RCB pacer hit Naveen, but only instructed him to throw bouncers. Naveen also received 50% of his match fees after the incident.
Kyle Mayers confronted Virat kohli over his abuse
Virat Kohli was not just having a conversation with LSG opener Kyle Mayers after RCB’s win, according to the report. Mayers confronted the former RCB Captain for abusing him, and gave him a fiery farewell.
The war of words began when Gambhir took Mayers from the field, but Kohli used an abusive phrase that enraged the LSG coach. Kohli told Gambhir he didn’t say anything to him during the fight. Gambhir, on the other hand, said that the LSG players were his family and he wouldn’t tolerate any abusive words.
LSG’s match after that incident was against Chennai Super Kings. RCB will play Delhi Capitals in their next encounter.