Afghanistan speedster Naveen ul Haq came into the limelight after a tip with Virat Kohli in the recently concluded Indian Premier League season. Since then, Naveen has taken jabs at the former Royal Challengers Bangalore captain by posting cryptic tweets and posts. He even gave an interview recently where he said that Virat Kohli was the one to start the IPL fight.
On Saturday, Naveen shared another cryptic post on Instagram which featured a story of a donkey and a tiger arguing with each other. In the end of the video, there was a message that read,” The worst waste of time is arguing with the fool and fanatic who does not care about truth or reality, but only the victory of his beliefs and illusions. There are people who no matter how much evidence we present to them, are not in the capacity to understand, and others are blinded by ego, hatred, and resentment, and all they want is to be right even if they are not.”
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Last month, Naveen had opened up about his on-field spat with Kohli and said it was Virat Kohli, who started the “fight” and caught his hands “forcefully” after the match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Lucknow Super Giants.
The on-field had spat triggered a football-style clash between the two teams, and saw angry exchanges between rival players and support staff. The cast of characters — RCB stand-in skipper Kohli, LSG mentor Gautam Gambhir and Naveen.
“He shouldn’t have said all those things during the match and after it. I didn’t started the fight. After the match, when we were shaking hands, Virat Kohli started the fight,” he told BBC Pashto in an interview.
All three were fined for breaching the IPL’s code of conduct. Kohli and Gambhir lost their entire match fees, Naveen half of it.
“When you will look at the fines, you will understand, who started the fight,” he said.
“I just want to say one thing I generally don’t sledge anyone, and even if I do it I would say it to the batters only when I am bowling because I am a bowler. In that match, I didn’t utter a single word. I didn’t sledge anyone.
“Players, who were there they know how I dealt with the situation. I never lost my temper, when I was batting or after the match. What I did after the match is can be seen by everyone. I was just shaking hands and then he (Kohli) caught my hand forcefully and I am also human being and I reacted,” he said.