Gautam Gambhir played a century with Virat in 2009 and gave his man of the match award to Kohli. However, the two later turned enemies and are now openly at loggerheads with each other on the field.
Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir got into a heated argument during the IPL 2023 match between Lucknow and Bangalore. After this the match became memorable for the fans. However, this match has not been in the news for any good reason. Virat Kohli kept getting entangled with different players in this match, whose videos are going viral on social media. However, the most talked about debate is happening between Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir. These two players have faced each other for the second time in the IPL. Earlier in 2013 also these two have come face to face.
Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli used to be very good friends once. Both the players have played their domestic cricket for Delhi. In such a situation, Gambhir considered Kohli as his younger brother. In the year 2009, when Virat Kohli scored the first century of his career against Sri Lanka. In the same match, Gautam Gambhir scored an inning of 150 runs and was adjudged man of the match. However, Gambhir gave this award to Virat Kohli. After this, Gambhir was widely appreciated, because he made sacrifices to encourage a young player.
Many people associated with the sports world believe that the friendship between Gambhir and Kohli broke because of Dhoni. Gautam Gambhir did not like Mahendra Singh Dhoni much. At the same time, Virat Kohli has been involved in Dhoni's close players since the beginning. For this reason, there was a rift between Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli as well. However, it was not revealed openly to anyone.
In 2013, Gautam Gambhir was the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders and Virat Kohli played for RCB. When Virat got out in a match, he could not believe that he was out. He stood at the crease with disappointment. In such a situation, Gambhir said some abusive words to Kohli that why are you not going out of the field. Kohli could not hear properly and asked Gambhir what did you say. On this, Gambhir abused and repeated his point. In response to this, Kohli also said some abusive words. Both players came very close to each other. After this the rest of the players and umpires separated the two.
The rift between Virat and Gambhir came to the fore from here. However, after this the two players never clashed publicly. Talks of rift between Gambhir and Virat kept coming to the fore on different occasions, but in IPL 2023 this estrangement once again came to the fore.
This season the first match between Lucknow and Bangalore took place at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. This exciting match was won by Lucknow by one wicket in the last ball. After this, the players of Lucknow celebrated in an aggressive manner. Team mentor Gautam Gambhir signaled Bangalore fans to keep quiet after the win. After this, in the second match, when the RCB team reached close to victory, Virat Kohli said something to Naveen-ul-Haq. After this there was an argument between the two. When Amit Mishra tried to stop Kohli, he also clashed with him.
There was an argument between Kohli and Naveen even after shaking hands after the match. After this Kyle Meyers started talking to Kohli. In such a situation, Gambhir came and took Meyers away from Virat. Along with this he said something. On listening to Gambhir, Virat also replied and there was a fierce argument between the two. In the end, players from both the teams separated Virat and Gambhir. After this, Lokesh Rahul talked to Virat Kohli for a long time and pacified him.