Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag has commented on the Kohli-Gambhir spat during the ongoing IPL 2023. Sehwag stated that the loser should accept defeat quietly and walk away while the winning team should celebrate without getting into any argument. He also mentioned that such incidents have happened several times in the past, and if the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decides to ban anyone, such incidents will happen rarely or not at all. Sehwag pointed out that cricketers are icons of the country, and millions of kids follow them. Thus, he urged cricketers to be mindful of their actions and words on the field.
Controversy erupted in the ongoing IPL 2023 when Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir had a verbal encounter after Royal Challengers Bangalore secured a victory over Lucknow Super Giants. As a result, both cricketers were heavily fined by the BCCI.
Sehwag expressed his views on the Kohli-Gambhir spat and said that the incident was not right. He believed that the BCCI should take strict actions to limit such incidents from happening. Sehwag also urged cricketers to keep in mind that they are role models for millions of kids who follow them.
Previous Relationship between Gambhir and Kohli
Earlier, Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli have played a lot of cricket together and have a long-standing relationship. Gambhir even gave away his Man of the Match award to Kohli during an ODI match at the Eden Gardens when Kohli scored his maiden ton for India and helped India win the match by seven wickets against Sri Lanka.
Sehwag believes that cricketers should be more responsible and mindful of their actions on the field, especially since they are the icons of the country and millions of kids
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