Afghan bowler Naveen-ul-Haq has revealed the real truth about his and Gautam Gambhir’s bitter words to cricketer Virat Kohli in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match. In an interview with the Afghan player on May 1, Lucknow Supergiants Asked about the untoward incident that took place after the Royal Challengers Bangalore match.
Naveen said, ‘He (Kohli) shouldn’t have said all those things during or after the match, I didn’t start the fight, when we were shaking hands after the match, Virat Kohli said some things and started a fight. The Afghan bowler said during the interview, “The only thing I want to say is that I usually don’t throw words at a player and even if I do, I will only say it to the batsmen when I am bowling. I’m doing it because I’m a bowler, I didn’t say a word in this match, I didn’t provoke or provoke anyone.
Naveen added, “The players who were there, they know how I faced the situation, whether I was batting or even after the match, I controlled my anger, what I did after the match. They all can see, I was shaking hands with Kohli and he grabbed my hand forcefully and harshly, I am human too, I reacted’. However, in the middle of the altercation came Gautam Gambhir, who had bitter words with Kohli. Later, all three Kohli, Naveen, and Gambhir were fined, Kohli was fined the full match fee while Naveen was fined only half.