Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli decided not to use their own money to pay their fines. Following their altercation following the LSG vs. RCB match in Lucknow, both Kohli and Gambhir were fined 100% of their match fees.
Discussions around the divisive Match 43 of the IPL 2023. Between Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore don’t appear to be ending. With responses coming from numerous former cricketers on the on-field conduct during the match. After the game, when the players from both teams were mingling after RCB’s 18-run victory. RCB batter Virat Kohli and LSG coach Gautam Gambhir got into a heated argument.
The BCCI took swift action and levied significant fines against all parties. While LSG seamer Naveen-ul-Haq, who also got into a fight during the game. Received a 50% fine, Kohli and Gambhir received 100% of their match fees.
The amount that each player would have to pay and whether it will be deducted from their annual income. Have been hot topics of conversation among fans since the sanctions were imposed.
Virat Kohli allegedly receives INR 15 crore from RCB per season.
In contrast to international matches, the cost of an IPL match is determined by a number of variables, such as the player’s auction price, his real wage in Kohli’s case, and the number of matches the franchise plays in a season.
For instance, Kohli allegedly receives INR 15 crore from RCB per season, therefore the number of matches RCB plays this season will determine his per-match payment, which is expected to rise if they make the playoffs.
According to sources, Kohli won’t be paying the punishment out of his own pocket, as the majority of IPL franchises have a tradition of covering their players’ fines.
“Players put their bodies on the line for the team and we respect that and as a culture, we don’t cut the fine from their salaries,”RCB source was quoted.
The same is said to apply to LSG seamer Naveen-ul-Haq and coach Gambhir, hence LSG would be paying the fines levied against Gambhir and Naveen. Since Gambhir’s salary is a confidential matter between him and the team, it is unknown how much he must pay; the figures being bandied about online are merely assumptions.