Virat Kohli’s icy glare directed at Gautam Gambhir hits hard ahead of RCB vs KKR IPL mega clash | Cricket


The clash between Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Match 10 of 2024 Indian Premier League carries an extra layer of intensity, fueled by the history between former KKR captain Gautam Gambhir and RCB superstar Virat Kohli. Gambhir’s return to KKR ahead of the 2024 season, this time as a mentor, is expected to reignite the long-standing rivalry between him and Kohli.

Virat Kohli (L) looks towards Gautam Gambhir during the training session (X/KKRiders)

Their past meetings, characterized by heated exchanges and on-field confrontations, have left lingering tension between the two. A notable incident occurred last season when Gambhirthen associated with Lucknow Super Giants, got into a heated argument with Kohli after the match, requiring the intervention of team members to avoid any escalation.

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The rivalry between Gambhir and Kohli dates back to the 2013 season, when tensions came to a head during a match between RCB And KKR. Kohli’s dismissal led to an ugly altercation between the two. Thanks to their past clashes, the anticipation surrounding their showdown continues to captivate fans and experts alike.

As both sides prepare to clash in Bengaluru, the anticipation around the Gambhir-Kohli rivalry remains at the center of discussions. KKR also reserved a subtle nod to the rivalry on its official social media account; they posted two photos in a post on X, formerly Twitter. The first showed Gambhir in the foreground with a blurred silhouette in the background; when the photo becomes clear, it shows Virat Kohli looking in Gambhir’s direction.

KKR captioned the post: “Cricket pictures that hit hard”.

The Knight Riders recorded a narrow four-point win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in their season opener last week; RCB, on the other hand, made a strong comeback from the opening day defeat against Chennai Super Kings to beat Shikhar Dhawan’s Punjab Kings in a thrilling chase.

Kohli’s return to scoring

The match against PBKS saw Virat Kohli make a brilliant comeback; he smashed 77 off just 49 deliveries and led RCB’s run chase almost single-handedly for most of the innings before the duo of Dinesh Karthik and Mahipal Lomror produced a powerful hitting exhibition to secure the maiden victory for team of the season. .

Kohli was named player of the match after his match-winning knock and will aim to regain the orange cap with another strong performance on Friday.

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