After Royal Challengers Bangalore were eliminated from the IPL 2023 playoffs, Naveen-ul-Haq mocked Virat Kohli and the team. On Sunday, May 21, RCB lost to Gujarat Titans by six wickets at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, leaving them with 14 points, while Mumbai Indians secured the final spot in the IPL playoffs with their victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad earlier in the day.
It was Naveen’s time to rub it in as Kohli and RCB continue to pursue their first title as Naveen shared a sly dig on Instagram. Naveen and Kohli had an infamous falling out earlier this season and Naveen has been mocked by fans in Lucknow and Kolkata as fans screamed “Kohli Kohli.”
Naveen’s Instagram Story
The Lucknow Super Giants pacer uploaded a video that appeared to criticize RCB and Virat Kohli following their loss to GT. LSG had previously defeated KKR to earn a spot in the IPL 2023 playoffs.
Since they met in the RCB vs. LSG match earlier this season, Virat Kohli and Naveen-ul-Haq have been taking shots at one another. It was a famous match since Kohli and Gautam Gambhir got into a fight during it. Following the match, Kohli and Naveen both posted mysterious messages on social media in addition to the three players receiving fines from the BCCI.
The Afghanistan and Lucknow Super Giants star was severely trodden by fans as they sang Virat Kohli’s name at several places wherever Naveen played. Naveen had appeared to taunt RCB with a reference to mangoes after their loss to the Mumbai Indians.
At the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, Gujarat Titans defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore and won by a margin of six wickets in their final IPL 2023 league match. GT reached 198/4 in 19.1 overs, needing 198 runs to win, with Shubman Gill hitting the decisive six. With the six, Gill slammed an undefeated 104 runs off 52 balls, smashing eight sixes and five fours in the process. He overshadowed Kohli’s hundred who made 101 runs off 61 balls.
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