There was no love lost between the rival captains as Kolkata Knight Riders' Gautam Gambhir and Royal Challengers Bangalore's Virat Kohli were involved in an ugly on-field spat after the latter was dismissed in the 10th over of the innings.
It was an incident that took everyone by surprise as Gambhir and Kohli have been not only played together for the country but also for their state side Delhi, North Zone and same office side ONGC.
The incident happened off the first delivery of the 10th over bowled by Lakshmipathy Balaji.
Kohli, who had hit Pradeep Sangwan for two sixes, went for a wild slash but was caught in the sweeper cover region.
It’s not clear who started the fight. Gambhir is believed to have uttered something as Kohli was walking back to the dug-out. But according to some reports, it was Kohli who instigated the tiff.
As Gambhir and other players walked towards cover region to celebrate the dismissal, Kohli instead of trudging back to the pavilion walked towards short extra cover and apparently made a remark.
Suddenly, Gambhir was seen walking angrily towards his junior India teammate.
The umpire was forced to intervene and it was another Delhi lad Rajat Bhatia, who got in between them and tried to calm Gambhir down.
Interestingly, both are potential candidates to lead Team India in the future.