What Is The Relationship Between Virat Kohli And Gautam Gambhir?

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Virat Kohli vs Gautam Gambhir

This article will tell you about the relationship between Indian cricketers Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir

The relationship between Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir has been a topic of interest among cricket fans for several years. Both players are well-known and respected within the Indian cricket community and have had significant contributions to the success of the Indian cricket team.

First Game

Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir first played together for the Indian cricket team in 2008, and they were both part of the team that won the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011. However, despite playing for the same team, the two cricketers have had a strained relationship in the past.

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2013 IPL Controversy

One of the most significant incidents that soured the relationship between Kohli and Gambhir occurred during an IPL match between the Kolkata Knight Riders, led by Gambhir, and the Royal Challengers Bangalore, led by Kohli, in 2013.

During the match, both players engaged in a heated argument that resulted in Gambhir pushing Kohli. The incident sparked a lot of controversy, and the relationship between the two players became even more strained.

Also Read: 5 Biggest Controversies In The History Of IPL

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In a later interview, Gambhir admitted that he regretted the incident and that he had let his emotions get the better of him. He also said that he had spoken to Kohli and apologized for his behavior.

Gambhir vs Kohli
Gambhir vs Kohli

Despite this incident, Kohli and Gambhir have played together for the Indian cricket team on several occasions. Kohli has often credited Gambhir for his guidance and support during his early days as a cricketer.

Do These Two Have Respect For Each Other?

In a 2018 interview, Kohli said that Gambhir was one of the most selfless cricketers he had ever played with and that he had learned a lot from him.

Gambhir, too, has spoken highly of Kohli’s cricketing abilities. In a 2016 interview, he said that Kohli was one of the most talented cricketers in the world and that he had the potential to become one of the all-time greats.

However, despite their mutual respect for each other’s cricketing abilities, the relationship between Kohli and Gambhir remains strained.

In a 2019 interview, Gambhir criticized Kohli’s captaincy during the World Cup, saying that he lacked the ability to make the right decisions under pressure. Kohli, in turn, has been critical of Gambhir’s comments and has defended his captaincy.

2023 IPL Controversy – The Story

After the match between RCB and LSG, Gautam Gambhir was so upset with his side’s performance. He was so angry that he picked up a fight with Virat just after some final greetings with the opponents.

Also Read: Video: Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir engage in verbal fight after match

Something upset both Gambhir and Kohli and they were engaged with an on-field fight. At first, Kohli seemed as though he needed to mollify things and was attempting to make sense of the episode by putting a hand on Gambhir’s shoulder.

Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir
Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir

In no time, things turned terrible and emotions raged out of control with the two of them having a go at one another. Kohli and Gambhir were seen trading words and must be isolated by the two arrangements of players, including RCB skipper Faf du Plessis and his LSG partner KL Rahul.

In conclusion, while Kohli and Gambhir have had a strained relationship in the past, they have also shown mutual respect for each other’s cricketing abilities. However, their differing opinions on cricketing matters have sometimes led to disagreements and criticism.

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