The Indian team had to face defeat against Australia in the final of the second cycle (2021-23) of the World Test Championship. After this match, the former players of India expressed their disappointment on the performance of the Indian team.

At the same time, former cricketer Gautam Gambhir spoke openly on the debate with Virat Kohli during this period. Both these players had clashed at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow after the Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers match in IPL 2023.

IPL 2023 was one of the most romantic season of this tournament. Till the last week of this season, all 10 teams remained in the playoff race. However, in the end, Lucknow Super Giants and Mumbai Indians along with Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings made it to the playoffs.

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The final match took place between Gujarat and Chennai. Chennai won this match and equaled Mumbai by winning the IPL trophy for a record fifth time.

In this tournament, Virat Kohli looked very aggressive in the match between Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore. During the match, he clashed with Afghanistan player Naveen-ul-Haq, playing for Lucknow. Even after the match, there was an argument between these two players. After this there was a heated debate between Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli.

Talking to a news channel about this debate, Gautam Gambhir said that during the match he realized that Naveen ul Haq had not done any mistake. For this reason he clashed with Virat Kohli.

The mentor from Lucknow said that many people accused him of giving interviews for TRPs, but there is no need to remind these things again and again. It was just an argument between two players. If it had happened outside, you would have called it a fight, it was just two men who wanted to win this match for their team.

Gambhir further said “If I feel that Naveen ul Haq has done nothing wrong then it was my responsibility to stand by him. If my teammate is wrong, I will never stand by him.” 

On his relationship with Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli, Gambhir said “My relationship with MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli is the same. My fight with Virat or Dhoni is not personal; it is just about the match, they also want to win and I also want to win. It should stay on the field. I respect every player I have played with and played for India.” 

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Gautam Gambhir has played many matches for India with Virat Kohli and together they have won many matches for the country. In one match, both the batsmen scored centuries and won India. Gautam Gambhir was given the Man of the Match award in this match, but he gave his award to Virat Kohli.

By Ritik Sharma

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