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3 Infamous Fights Involving Gautam Gambhir

While Gautam Gambhir's cricketing career is adorned with remarkable achievements and accolades, it is not without its fair share of fiery altercations and heated confrontations.

Edited By : Sports Desk | Updated: Mar 2, 2024 12:55 IST
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Gautam Gambhir 3 Infamous Fights
Gautam Gambhir 3 Infamous Fights

Here, we delve into three memorable instances where Gautam Gambhir found himself entangled in on-field skirmishes that captivated cricket fans worldwide.

Clash with Virat Kohli – 2013 IPL


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In a high-octane encounter between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders during the 2013 Indian Premier League, emotions ran high as Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli found themselves embroiled in a heated exchange. Following Kohli’s dismissal, Gambhir’s vocal gestures sparked a confrontation, with both players charging towards each other in a display of aggression. Despite the intensity of the moment, both players later reconciled, attributing the incident to the heat of the game.

Spat with Shahid Afridi – 2007 Test Series

During a Test match between India and Pakistan at Green Park Stadium in Kanpur in 2007, sparks flew between Gautam Gambhir and Shahid Afridi in a heated on-field exchange. After a verbal altercation, tensions escalated when Gambhir collided with Afridi while taking a run, leading to a confrontation that required intervention from the umpires to restore order amidst the charged atmosphere.

Tussle with Shane Watson – Delhi Test 2008

In a contentious moment during the 2008 Border-Gavaskar Trophy, Gambhir found himself in the midst of controversy for his clash with Australian cricketer Shane Watson. During the Delhi Test, Gambhir’s elbowing of Watson while completing a run resulted in a Level 2 offence charge, leading to a one-Test ban. Despite the disciplinary action, Gambhir’s resilient performance with the bat, including a double-century, showcased his ability to thrive amidst adversity.

While these incidents underscored the intense competitive spirit of cricket, they also highlighted Gambhir’s unwavering determination and combative nature on the field. Beyond the controversies, Gambhir’s cricketing legacy remains defined by his grit, resilience, and unwavering commitment to the game, earning him a place among the most formidable competitors in cricket history.

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First published on: Mar 02, 2024 12:55 PM IST

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