In the match played between Lucknow and RCB on Monday, there was a heated argument between Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir. The dispute increased so much that the players of both the teams had to intervene. This is not the first time that Kohli and Gambhir have had such a verbal spat on the field.
Virat Kohli has come in controversies many times due to his aggression. After the controversy on Monday, Virat Kohli’s old controversies have been revived in the minds of the people. After the controversy with Gautam Gambhir, people are criticizing Kohli a lot. Let’s know the big controversies of Kohli in IPL history.
1. Some drama with Gambhir
In the year 2013 also there has been a dispute between the two. At that time Gautam Gambhir was the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). At the same time, Kohli was the captain of RCB. Kohli was going out of the field after getting out, then there was an altercation with Gautam Gambhir.
Later the umpires had to intervene. The re-emergence of the Kohli-Gambhir controversy brought to life several other Virat Kohli controversies in IPL history.
2. Clash with David Warner
In the year 2016, there was a tussle between Hyderabad’s David Warner and RCB captain Virat Kohli. There was a long debate between the two on the field itself, later both were fined.
3. Crotch Grab Celebration
Captain Virat Kohli was caught on camera grabbing his crotch while celebrating a wicket during an RCB match in IPL 2019. The incident sparked controversy and was criticized by fans and experts alike. Many commented that Kohli’s actions were inappropriate and disrespectful.
4. Gayle’s exclusion
In the 2012 IPL season, RCB’s Chris Gayle was dropped from the team for the first few matches, leading to a huge controversy. Fans criticized Kohli a lot. Gayle was eventually included in the team and scored 733 runs in 15 matches, including a record-breaking 175 against Pune Warriors India.
5. Bickering with Suryakumar
Surya himself revealed what he had talked to Virat Kohli in IPL 2020. Surya revealed this in the YouTube show ‘Breakfast with Champions’. Suryakumar Yadav, playing for Mumbai, played a shot towards Virat Kohli, after which Kohli looked at him for a long time.
While talking, Surya said, “This is his style, his energy on the field is always different. That match was very important for both the teams, so Virat was sledging fiercely. My focus was on myself. I said to myself, ‘Boss, you cannot divert your attention and you have to win this match at any cost.’