Graeme Swann Believes “Gautam is never going to back down to Virat”

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Former England bowler Graeme Swann has shared his thoughts on Indian veteran cricketers Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir, who were involved in a controversial on-field altercation a few days back during the ongoing edition of Indian Premier League(IPL). Following the match between Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore, Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir, who have built quite a reputation for their aggression, were engaged in a heated exchange of words. This controversial incident grabbed the attention of the fans. 

The incident transpired when Kohli argued with Naveen ul Haq at the time of LSG’s innings. It was later followed by heated words being exchanged between the two after the match during the handshake. Following that, Kyle Mayers was spotted speaking to Virat Kohli as Gambhir intervened and pulled Mayers away before the verbal spat.

Graeme Swann talks about Gambhir-Kohli spat

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Graeme Swann has come up with a reaction over the feud and he feels that with the personality that Gautam Gambhir has, he was never going to back down from a fight against Virat Kohli.

“Gautam is never going to back down to Virat. If it spills over off the field and there’s swearing stuff then that’s wrong. As long as there are handshakes after the game and has not created a bad image on the screen, then I’m all for their passion,” Swann was quoted as saying by Cricket Country.

The 44-year-old spinner further added that Virat is someone who is passionate about the game. He spoke about how much Virat Kohli’s personality intimidates players and likes to play his cricket in an aggressive manner.

“You should never try to dilute the players so much that they do not wear their hearts on their sleeves,” Swann. “One of the reasons Virat Kohli is ‘Virat Kohli’ is because he’s so passionate about his cricket. He’s so in your face when he’s playing and he intimidates a lot of players. Some may think he’s going too far. They are massive personalities, who grew up and played together,” Swann added.

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