On-Field Altercation Between Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli Sparks Debate
The on-field altercation between Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 sparked a massive debate among cricket fans worldwide. The heated exchange occurred during the match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Lucknow Super Giants, as the two players engaged in a war of words while other cricketers attempted to separate them.
Former Indian cricket team fast bowler Praveen Kumar weighed in on the incident, stating that such altercations can occur during a cricket match. He even added that if Gambhir scolds Kohli as an ‘elder brother’, it should not be a cause for controversy.
Insight Into Players’ Personalities
During an interview with Lallantop, Praveen Kumar was asked about Kohli, someone he knew from his days in domestic cricket. He highlighted what makes the star batter successful in international cricket, stating, “Great guy. He knows how to score runs. That is why he has reached such heights. Working on his body, proper diet – He knows it well. He is my younger brother.”
When asked about Gambhir, Praveen replied, “He is elder. He is my elder brother.” The former fast bowler quickly responded to the on-field altercation mentioned by the interviewer, expressing his opinion on the subject. “It does not matter if the elder brother scolds the younger one. He is older, he can scold him,” he stated.
Insight Into Cricketing Practices
Praveen Kumar also delved into the topic of ball-tampering, revealing that it used to be a common practice among players. He added that Pakistan bowlers used to engage in it more than others to enhance their reverse swing. “Everyone does a little bit; they (Pakistan bowlers) do it a bit more. That’s what I’ve heard. Now, there are cameras everywhere. Earlier, everyone used to do it. And everyone knows as well. They would scratch it from one side. But you need to know how to use that skill, too. If I scratch the ball and give it to someone, one will need to have the skills to reverse-swing it. One has to learn that,” he explained.
Overall, Praveen Kumar’s insights offer a unique perspective on both the personal dynamics of cricketing stars and the historical practices within the sport.
Topics mentioned in this article: Cricket, Indian Premier League, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Praveen Kumar, Ball-Tampering, Cricket Altercations, Lallantop Interview