WATCH: Top 3 Virat Kohli IPL controversies

WATCH: Top 3 Virat Kohli IPL controversies

Over the years in the history of IPL, Virat Kohli has been involved in several controversies but it has never affected his performance with the bat.

Virat Kohli is a live wire on the field. In IPL, Virat Kohli has been involved in several controversies over the years. Despite having several heated arguments and fights, Kohli has never let his performance get affected. In this article, let us take a look at top 3 Virat Kohli IPL controversies.

Kohli vs Gambhir

It was not a pleasant sight to see India’s two World Cup-winning team members – Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir – nearly coming to blows after an IPL 2023 match. The seeds of the Gambhir-Kohli feud were, however, sown much earlier. One has to time travel back to the 2013 IPL when Gambhir was the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders and Kohli was the leader of RCB.

In the RCB vs KKR match at Chinnaswamy. After Kohli got out, Gambhir appeared to have said something to Kohli which did not go down well with Virat. He turned back and the duo came face-to-face for the first time on the cricket field. They had to be separated by Rajat Bhatia, a former KKR player.

Kohli vs Ganguly

A controversy erupted after the IPL 2023 match between RCB and DC as Virat Kohli and DC’s director of cricket Sourav Ganguly did not greet each other and walked off straightaway. After the ‘no-handshake’ saga, Kohli unfollowed Ganguly on social media and the former BCCI President Ganguly did not waste much time on returning the favour.

The rift between Kohli and Ganguly started when Kohli was sacked as ODI captain while Ganguly was the BCCI President. Kohli, who stepped down as T20I captain, later gave up the Test captaincy following India’s defeat during the 2021 tour of South Africa. However, the two Indian veterans have sorted out things between them,

Kohli abusing fans

Virat Kohli abused a CSK fan while returning to the pavilion as his side lost a closely fought match between Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Chennai Super Kings. The video of the same went viral on the social media platforms. As the video circulated on social platforms, a young Kohli received a lot flak from the fans at that point of time.


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