Fiery Kohli pulled away from former teammate

Virat Kohli‘s propensity for a post-game argument has gone to a new level after he was captured clashing with former Indian teammate Gautam Gambhir in the IPL.

Kohli was one of the keys for Royal Challengers Bangalore in its 18-run win over Lucknow Super Giants, scoring 31 at the top of the order and taking two catches.

Tensions then boiled over at the end of the match when the Indian legends came together in a heated exchange.

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When handshakes proceeded, Kohli and Gambhir noticeably engaged aggressively with each other, but limited words were spoken. 

Kohli then appeared to be arguing with Lucknow’s Naveen ul-Haq after the victory before Gambhir aggressively stepped in, with players separating the two.

Both men were fined 100 per cent of their match fees for the incident, under a breach of the IPL’s code of conduct.

Kohli was also captured mimicking the handshake between him and Gambhir with opponent Marcus Stoinis. 

The RCB opener has been in a fiery mood in this season’s IPL, death staring Sourav Ganguly during match between his side and Delhi Capitals on April 15.

The Delhi Capitals director was then captured avoiding a handshake with Kohli after the match. 

Kohli stepped down as India’s T20I captain and was sacked as the ODI leader during Ganguly’s term as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

Josh Hazlewood was a standout for RCB in the win over Lucknow, taking 2-15 from three overs while Glenn Maxwell claimed 1-3 off his one over. Both Kohli’s catches were off the two Australian stars bowling. 

RCB currently sit fifth on the IPL table while Lucknow are third. Matthew Wade’s Gujarat Titans sit on top of the table. 

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