LSG vs RCB: The 43rd game of the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League produced an electrifying contest on Monday. It had everything in it. A low-scoring thriller that had some ups and downs. It ended with some ugly spats between Virat Kohli and LSG players, including mentor Gautam Gambhir. In the end, it was Royal Challengers Bangalore, who registered an 18-run win over the Lucknow Super Giants to collect two important points on the table.

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The pitch was difficult to bat on, and spinners and slow bowlers were getting assistance from it. Batting first, RCB could only reach a below-par total of 126/9 in the first inning. Skipper Faf du Plessis was the top scorer with 44 off 40. Virat also made a contribution of 31 off 30. After the first inning, it looked like an easy chase for the home team.

LSG vs RCB: Watch Virat Kohli react to the heated exchange with Gautam Gambhir

LSG vs RCB: "If You Can Give It, You Got to Take It…"- Virat Kohli Takes Brutal Dig at Gambhir After Verbal Exchange
LSG vs RCB: “If You Can Give It, You Got to Take It…”- Virat Kohli Takes Brutal Dig at Gambhir After Verbal Exchange

Chasing the target, LSG lost regular wickets in the middle. In the end, they were dismissed for 108 runs in 19.5 overs. However, after the game, Virat had a verbal spat with LSG pacer Naveen-ul-Haq during the handshake. Later, Gambhir took Kyle Mayers away when he was having a chat with the former RCB skipper. That led to some ugly scenes between Virat and Gambhir.

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It went to that level when players from each team had to intervene to separate the two Delhi boys. LSG spinner Amit Mishra, assistant coach Vijay Dahiya, and RCB skipper Faf du Plessis came in between to separate the two. After the win, the Bangalore franchise shared a video clip of the players in the dressing room, where Virat was seen taking a dig at Gambhir. He said, “If you can give it, you got to take it. Otherwise don’t give it.”

He said this in reference to Gambhir’s gesture of ‘finger of lips” to the RCB crowd after LSG’s 1-wicket win against RCB last time. Notably, the BCCI also punished Virat and Gambhir and charged them 100 percent of their game fees for breaching the IPL’s code of conduct. Meanwhile, pacer Naveen was also fined 50 percent of his match fee.

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