WATCH: Virat Kohli, Gautam Gambhir shake hands and hug each other during RCB vs KKR clash | IPL 2024

Mar 29, 2024

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The much-anticipated showdown between Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) is currently unfolding at the iconic M Chinnaswamy Stadium. The packed stands were treated to a plethora of thrilling moments, with Virat Kohli exhibiting an exceptional innings reminiscent of his vintage form, guiding RCB to a commendable total.

Virat Kohli, Gautam Gambhir share a warm hug

Among the myriad moments witnessed during the match, one that particularly caught the eye was the encounter between Kohli and KKR mentor Gautam Gambhir. This meeting took place during the strategic timeout and appeared to mark the resolution of their feud from the previous season. Both Kohli and Gambhir exchanged handshakes and embraced warmly, signaling a potential reconciliation between the two.

The genuine exchange of pleasantries between Kohli and Gambhir not only surprised spectators but also hinted at a newfound mutual respect. Their warm embrace served as a poignant moment, suggesting that past grievances may have been set aside in favor of camaraderie and sportsmanship.

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— 𝔸𝕪𝕒𝕒𝕟 (@Retired__hurt) March 29, 2024

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Recollection of previous encounters

Kohli and Gambhir found themselves embroiled in a heated on-field altercation during an IPL 2023 encounter between Bengaluru and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG). However, this incident was not an isolated one in their cricketing history. Rewinding to 2013, when Gambhir led Kolkata and Kohli donned the RCB jersey, tensions boiled over between the two, culminating in a fiery argument that escalated to physical confrontation, necessitating intervention from their respective teammates.

Kohli’s stellar performance

As for the ongoing match, Kohli showcased his batting prowess, steering RCB to a competitive total of 182/6 within the allotted 20 overs. The esteemed cricketer delivered a scintillating half-century, finishing unbeaten at 83 runs off just 59 deliveries. Throughout his remarkable innings, Kohli hammered 4 boundaries and an equal number of sixes.

In addition to the former RCB skipper’s stellar performance, Cameron Green (33 off 21), Glenn Maxwell (28 off 19), and Dinesh Karthik (20 off 8) made significant contributions to the team’s score. On the bowling front for KKR, Andre Russell (2/29) and Harshit Rana (2/39) showcased their prowess, each claiming two crucial wickets to hinder RCB’s progress.

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