Cricket is known as a gentleman’s game. However, in this game of decent people, it has often been seen that fights broke out between the players for small and big reasons. Something similar happened in the ongoing IPL 2023 tournament as well. In the 43rd match of IPL 2023, Lucknow Super Giants Vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore teams were facing each other. In this match, an altercation was seen between Lucknow player Naveen Ul Haq and Virat Kohli. Naveen’s statement after this incident came out, in which he made sensational comments.
Virat Kohli and Naveen ul Haq verbally clashed in the field. During the handshake, the two players are seen arguing with each other in several videos that are going viral. Everyone knows Virat’s nature, but if we talk about Naveen-ul-Haq, then from his statement after an incident 2 years ago, why is he trying to be so aggressive?
Speaking to the media after the incident with Virat Kohli, Naveen told a friend, “I have come to India to play IPL, not to listen to anyone’s abuse.”
Controversy with Shahid Afridi
The year 2020 saw controversy between Naveen-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi. Afridi later tweeted, “My one opinion for young players is that he should play the game, not use foul language.” The 23-year-old player then explained his feelings.
‘I won’t back down’
After Shahid Afridi’s tweet, Naveen had told the media, “If someone is saying something to me, I will not back down. I have been like this since childhood. I have it naturally. If I say that when someone says something to me, I won’t back down, then it won’t really happen. I can’t say I won’t. It’s in my blood.”
Performance of Naveen Ul Haq
This season, Naveen has taken 7 wickets at an average of 14 while bowling in 4 matches. On the other hand, the Lucknow team is also in great form during the season. Though Lucknow lost the match against Bangalore, still Lucknow is at the third position in the points table with 10 points. (naveen ul haq big statement after confronting virat kohli in lsg vs rcb ipl 2023)
After the Lucknow debacle, the veteran took a dig at Rahul; Said, ‘Why didn’t you come to bat already?’
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