WATCH: Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir calls truce with a 'hug' during RCB vs KKR clash

Kohli and Gambhir had been at loggerheads for a long time. 
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During the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL 2024) clash between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir buried their hatchet with a hug during a strategic timeout. 

The incident happened after the umpire signalled for a break after the 16th over of the Bengaluru innings as Gambhir walked down to Kohli. The duo could be seen sharing a warm hug and even shook hands and had an extended talk.

Kohli and Gambhir had been at loggerheads for a long time now and their on-field quarrel during last season's IPL is no secret to anyone. 

Notably, the 2023 incident wasn’t the only time that Kohli and Gambhir had been involved in a spat on the cricket field. In 2013 when Gambhir was the skipper of KKR and Kohli was leading RCB, the two were involved in a heated argument that escalated to even pushing each other before being separated by their teammates.

Kohli and Gambhir's nasty spat during IPL 2023

The long-standing rivalry between Kohli and Gambhir resurfaced last year after a heated on-field exchange between Kohli and Afghanistan pacer Naveen-ul-Haq. Following the match, Gambhir advised his team members to refrain from engaging with Kohli but went and charged at the Indian batter during a scuffle, only to be restrained by Lucknow players.

Gambhir later defended his actions by asserting his commitment to supporting his players. 

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Speaking about today's match, Kohli was once again the star performer for RCB with a blistering knock of 59-balls 83 to propel their score to 182 for 6 in 20 overs. For KKR, Harshit Rana and Andre Russell picked up two wickets each while IPL's most expensive player Mitchell Starc remained wicketless for a second consecutive game. 

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