IPL 2013: Gautam Gambhir,Virat Kohli in ugly on-field spat in Bangalore

Controversy finally reached the IPL,with two of India's premier batsmen almost coming to blows.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Bangalore | Published: April 11, 2013 7:09 pm

There was no love lost between the rival captains as Kolkata Knight Riders’ Gautam Gambhir and Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Virat Kohli were involved in an ugly on-field spat after the latter was dismissed in the 10th over of the innings.

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It was an incident that took everyone by surprise as Gambhir and Kohli have been not only played together for the country but also for their state side Delhi,North Zone and same office side ONGC.

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The incident happened off the first delivery of the 10th over bowled by Lakshmipathy Balaji. Kohli,who had hit Pradeep Sangwan for two sixes,went for a wild slash but was caught in the sweeper cover region.

As Gambhir and other players walked towards cover region to celebrate the dismissal,Kohli instead of trudging back to the pavilion walked towards short extra cover and apparently made a remark.

Suddenly,Gambhir was seen walking angrily towards his junior India teammate. However it was another Delhi lad Rajat Bhatia,who got in between them and tried to calm Gambhir down.

Skippers Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir,who were involved in an ugly spat during Royal Challengers’ match against the Knight Riders,were warned and reprimanded for breaching the IPL code of conduct.

Kohli and Gambhir were involved in an on-field altercation after the latter was dismissed in the 10th over of the innings.

As Gambhir and other players walked towards cover region to celebrate the dismissal,Kohli instead of trudging back to the pavilion walked towards short extra cover and apparently made a remark.

Both skippers admitted to the Level One offence (Article 2.1.4) of using language or a gesture that is obscene,offensive or insulting during the match.

For Level 1 breaches of the IPL Code of Conduct,the Match Referee’s decision is final and binding.

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