The India vs. Nepal Asia Cup match at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium was marred by persistent rain interruptions. Nevertheless, dedicated fans braved the elements in the hopes of witnessing this historic encounter between the two teams and seeing their favorite cricketers in action.
Unsurprisingly, Virat Kohli remained a beloved figure among the fans, much to the chagrin of Gautam Gambhir. During one of the rain breaks, a fan captured Gambhir on camera as he walked toward the broadcasting area while engaged in a phone call.
As he passed a section of enthusiastic fans chanting Kohli’s name, Gambhir responded with a gesture of disrespect, raising his middle finger before returning to his conversation. This incident only added fuel to the ongoing rumors about Gambhir’s strong dislike for the former Indian captain.
It’s worth noting that Gambhir and Kohli had previously clashed on multiple occasions during IPL matches, both as players and coaches.
In 2023, tensions between the two flared up again during a heated exchange following a match between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Lucknow Super Giants. Social media users swiftly criticized Gambhir for his arrogant behavior, expressing their disappointment online.