During the RCB vs. LSG game, Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir admitted to the Level 2 offence under Article 2.21 of the IPL Code of Conduct.
For violating the Code of Conduct during the Indian Premier League (IPL) game between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), which took place in Lucknow on May 2, cricket players Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir were fined 100% of their match costs.
In the course of the match at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, both the RCB batter and the LSG Team mentor admitted to committing a Level 2 offence under Article 2.21 of the IPL Code of Conduct.
For violating the Code of Conduct, LSG bowler Naveen-ul-Haq was also penalised 50% of his match fees. In accordance with Article 2.21 of the IPL Code of Conduct, Naveen-ul-Haq acknowledged to the Level 1 infraction.
In a fruitless attempt to lead his team to victory, K.L. Rahul batted with a leg injury as RCB bowled LSG out for 108 after amassing 126/9 in 20 overs.
During the Lucknow innings, Kohli had made his customary combative gestures to mark the removal of wickets.
After LSG’s narrow victory in the previous meeting between the two teams last month, team coach Gambhir told the RCB home crowd to be quiet.
When his team lost a wicket, Kohli not only kissed the Lucknow supporters, but he also imitated Gambhir by putting his finger to his lips and making the sign for silence.
The two shook hands after the game, and everything appeared to be alright. Kyle Mayers, the LSG’s opening player, approached Kohli and began to chat when Gambhir arrived and snatched Mayers away.
Soon after this incident, footage from the game showed Gautam Gambhir joking with Virat Kohli. Separating the two were seen other players, including K.L. Rahul, and support personnel. The LSG skipper K.L. Rahul and Kohli were then spotted engaging in a lengthy conversation.