Just as it had to change in other aspects, the game of cricket has interestingly evolved from a slow, good-spirited game to a fierce, fast and ever-changing sport. With passion often entangled with aggression, sparks start to fly and temper reaches the flashpoint. This once called Gentleman’s Game has witnessed quite a few confrontations amongst opponents, but you can also find a few occasions when teammates got into disagreements and spats.
Here is a list of ten instances when players from the same country were involved in an altercation.
Top 10 Confrontations Between Cricketers From The Same Country
Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir
Things got really ugly in an IPL 2013 match between KKR and RCB when a verbal confrontation between Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli occurred right in the middle of the match. Virat Kohli was caught out in the sweeper cover in the tenth over and KKR captain Gambhir, along with other players converged in the middle to celebrate.
Following an apparent exchange of words between the two, Gambhir suddenly approached angrily towards Kohli, who was still standing at short cover instead of walking back. However, Rajat Bhatia intervened and pushed the two just in time before they could get into a spat, even as the fielders and umpires came to cool the simmering tension. Both Kohli and Gambhir downplayed the event after the end of the match.