Just as it has evolved in other aspects, the game of cricket has changed from a slow, good-natured game to a fast, fierce and ever-changing sport. With passion mixing with aggression, sparks fly and temper reaches flashpoint. The game has seen quite a few fights amongst opponents, but there are a few occasions when teammates got into disagreements and spats. Here’s a list of ten incidents where players from the same country had an altercation:
Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir
Things got ugly during the IPL 2013 match between KKR and RCB, when a verbal duel between Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli took place right in the middle.
Virat Kohli holed out to sweeper cover in the tenth over and Gambhir, as well as the other players converged in the middle to celebrate. After an apparent exchange of remarks between the two, Gambhir started angrily approaching Kohli, who had stayed put at short cover instead of walking back.
Rajat Bhatia intervened and pushed the two before they could get into a scuffle, even as the fielders and umpires came to cool the simmering tension.
Both of them downplayed the event after the end of the match.