Former India skipper and World Cup winner, Kapil Dev has recently talked about the infamous Kohli-Gambhir spat in this year’s IPL.
Notably, the legendary cricketer feels that it was a very ‘painful’ incident for him to witness during the cash-rich league.
Moreover, during the game between Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kohli got into a verbal spat with Afghanistan’s Naveen-ul-Haq.
The spat went on during and even after the game amidst the customary handshakes between players and support staff.
Meanwhile, Kapil says the most devastating thing for him to watch during that spat was Gambhir’s involvement in it.
Therefore, he has asked the BCCI to mold cricket players into proper citizens of the country as well.
They (BCCI) have to groom players to be good citizens also. What happened between Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli in the IPL, it was painful for me.
He has also stated that he was quite shocked to witness Gambhir and Kohli’s verbal spat after the game but also says that players do tend to lose their anger during the game.
Kapil has cited the examples of Pele and Sir Don Bradman and has also termed Kohli and Gambhir as his two favorite people.
Kapil says sportsmen do tend to lose their minds during play
My two most important people- Virat Kohli, one of the top batters in the world; Gambhir is now Member of Parliament- how can they behave in such a manner? But sportsmen do lose their mind, from Pele to Don Bradman to all people.
Talking about the game, Gambhir and Kohli were fined 100% of their match fees by the BCCI after the game.
On the other hand, Naveen-ul-Haq was charged 50% of his match fees for the game.
Furthermore, this verbal spat between Gambhir and Kohli will be the most remembered one by the fans.
Previously, there was another altercation between both of them when they met for the first time in the 2013 season.
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