Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli

Gautam Gambhir (L) and Virat Kohli (back towards the camera) had a verbal spat during an IPL 2013 tie  © IANS

New Delhi: Apr 14, 2013

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday warned Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir for their angry outburst at each other during an IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore early this week.

Gambhir and Kohli charged at each other following the dismissal of the latter.

They were reprimanded by the match referee and now BCCI has asked them to conduct themselves properly.

Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore skippers, Gambhir and Kohli, were involved in an ugly spat during their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013 encounter at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, which Bangalore eventually won by eight wickets.

The temperatures between the two Indian teammates flared when Kohli was dismissed during Bangalore’s run-chase.

Kohli and Chris Gayle were in command during their run-chase of 155 and the game seemed to be slipping out of Kolkata’s hands. On 35, Kohli holed out to the deep in the 10th over and was about to leave for the pavilion. However, he stopped in his tracks and was visibly angry as it looked like something was being said by the opposition.

In an instance, Gambhir and Kohli were storming towards each other to everybody’s surprise. Rajat Bhatia, the Kolkata all-rounder, intervened to avoid fisticuffs between the duo. Even the umpire entered the picture to see to it that matters do not get out of hand.

(With inputs from PTI)