Gautam Gambhir, the coach of the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), is not one to disguise his emotions. Gambhir has been quite courageous and has always stood behind the players on his team during the 2023 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Gambhir’s clash with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) pitcher Virat Kohli has been one of the most talked-about aspects of the IPL 2023.
The Mumbai Indians defeated the LSG by 81 runs in the IPL 2023 Eliminator match on Wednesday at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium. LSG’s best bowler was Afghanistan pacer Naveen-ul-Haq (4/38), although MI reached 182 for 8 after winning the toss at Chepauk.
Soon after dismissing Suryakumar Yadav for 33 runs off 20 balls, Naveen dismissed MI all-rounder Cameron Green for 41 runs off 23 balls. Green was in great shape. Naveen clean bowled Green in the 11th over, giving LSG two wickets. Gambhir lost his calm as a result of this.
After the game, Naveen-ul-Haq called Gambhir a hero. “Gautam Gambhir is a well-known figure.” Everyone is aware of his contributions to Indian cricket. “I look up to him as a coach and cricket legend, and I learned a lot from him,” Naveen remarked after the game in a news conference.
The Indian audience has been chasing Naveen since his encounter against Virat Kohli earlier this season. Virat Kohli, who plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Naveen got into an altercation that turned into a brawl between Kohli and LSG coach Gautam Gambhir.
When the Bangalore-based team didn’t do well in other games after the RCB-LSG game, Naveen posted photographs of luscious mangoes on Instagram. Naveen posted a hilarious meme video on his Instagram Story after RCB lost their last match to the Gujarat Titans and were thrown out of the league.
When asked about the “Kohli, Kohli” shouts heard during Wednesday’s Eliminator, Naveen stated, “I like that everyone in the stadium is singing his name or the name of any player.” It’s fun for me. It motivates me to work hard for my team.”