The match between the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) may have been low-scoring, but there was plenty of activity on the field. RCB defeated LSG by 18 runs in match 43 of the IPL 2023 at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow, but after the match, Lucknow spinner Naveen-ul-Haq refused to shake hands with Virat Kohli, and the two exchanged angry words.
During the 17th over of the LSG chase, Kohli and Naveen-ul-haq got into an argument after Mohammed Siraj clipped the bails at the end of his over, with the Afghanistan bowler attempting to sneak a run. Former India leg-spinner Amit Mishra and the on-field umpire had to intervene to get the scene under control.
Kohli sought to shake hands with Naveen-ul-Haq after the game, but the LSG spinner angrily snatched his hand away. Kohli was seen violently responding to him, and RCB all-rounder Glenn Maxwell had to jump in and separate the two.
A little time later, KL Rahul asked Naveen-ul-Haq to shake Kohli’s hand, but the LSG bowler refused his skipper’s request once more. A few minutes later, Kohli and LSG mentor Gautam Gambhir got into an altercation.
Kohli and Gambhir were fined 100% of their match money for Level 2 violations of the IPL’s Code of Conduct, while Naveen-ul-Haq was fined 50% of his match earnings.
“Lucknow Super Giants bowler Naveen-ul-Haq was fined 50% of his match fee for violating the IPL Code of Conduct during the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 match against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.” “Mr. Naveen-ul-Haq admitted to the Level 1 offense under Article 2.21 of the IPL Code of Conduct,” the IPL said in a statement.