Virat Kohli's lively chat with Gambhir sparks social media furore ahead of KKR vs RCB weeks after internet-breaking hug | Crickit
close_game
close_game

Virat Kohli's lively chat with Gambhir sparks social media furore ahead of KKR vs RCB weeks after internet-breaking hug

Apr 20, 2024 05:17 PM IST

Three weeks after the headline-grabbing hug in Bengaluru, Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir caught up on the sidelines of the preparation for KKR vs RCB

Almost three weeks after Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir buried the ghosts of the ugly clash in IPL 2023 with an internet-breaking high during the match between Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Kolkata Knight Riders at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, the two former India teammates, who were both part of the 2011 World Cup-winning squad, were spotted having an animated chat at the Eden Gardens ahead of KKR's home game against the three-time finalist.

Virat Kohli catches up with Gautam Gambhir ahead of KKR vs RCB
Virat Kohli catches up with Gautam Gambhir ahead of KKR vs RCB

On May 29, when RCB had hosted KKR, Kohli notched up a sensational knock at home, scoring an unbeaten 83 off 59 amid a lack of support from the Bengaluru middle-order. En route to the knock, during a time-out before the start of the slog overs, Gambhir, who joined KKR as their new mentor before the start of IPL 2024, stepped on the field to have a word with the bowlers, but before meeting his players, he shared a warm hug with Kohli, had a short chat and also exchanged smiles before the former India cricketer joined his team.

Unlock exclusive access to the latest news on India's general elections, only on the HT App. Download Now! Download Now!

ALSO READ: Ponting argues over Rohit Sharma's 'Shivam Dube' remark on major IPL rule: 'Better to ask spectators what they think...'

The sensational moment sparked a furore on social media, given that exactly a year back, the two had an ugly spat over a match situation during the game between RCB and Lucknow Super Giants at the Ekana Stadium, leaving the cricket world in quite a shock.

Three weeks after the headline-grabbing hug in Bengaluru, Kohli and Gambhir caught up on the sidelines of the preparation for the second leg of the contest between KKR and RCB, at the Eden Gardens. Kohli, who did most of the talking, was seen having an animated chat with the former India opener as the latter listened. The viral moment was shared by Kolkata Knight Riders on their social media page.

RCB, who has had a tournament to forget so far, will not only look to deny KKR a double over them this season, but also hope to keep themselves alive in the race to the playoffs. Their seven-wicket loss at the Chinnaswamy against the two-time IPL winners was among their six defeats in the opening seven games this season. Their only win came at home against Punjab Kings almost a month back.

For RCB to make the playoffs, they will need to win all their remaining seven matches in the tournament, which will begin with a win at the Eden Gardens.

Are you a cricket buff? Participate in the HT Cricket Quiz daily and stand a chance to win an iPhone 15 & Boat Smartwatch. Click here to participate now.

Stay updated with the latest Cricket News, SRH vs PBKS Live Score, RR vs KKR Live Score IPL Points Table match highlights, and more. Explore a comprehensive Cricket Schedule, track the race for the Purple Cap and IPL Orange Cap in IPL 2024, check Virat Kohli performance and stay ahead with all the cricket-related updates on the Hindustan Times website and app.
SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Share this article
SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On