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In the history of cricket, did any player deny the Man of the Match title because he thought someone else was more commendable.!

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I’m going to mention an instance where Gautam Gambhir was awarded as the Man of the Match. He didn’t deny it though but he called Virat Kohli and shared his award with him since Gambhir gave credit to the partnership they both had, bagged India a win that day accompanied by the fact that it was Virat Kohli’s maiden ODI century in the game.

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awarding ceremony image:

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It’s been a long time this happened. And a lot of things have changed now. Gambhir no more in the Indian national cricket team. Virat Kohli is the next big thing in Indian cricket, if not, World cricket. Gambhir and Virat not going along that well after we witnessed a couple of mishaps between them which no Indian cricket fan would’ve wanted to see. Life has changed drastically for both the players long after the overwhelming incident this answer just displayed.

It is a well-known fact that both Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir are temperamental cricketers who often let their emotions control their actions. This incident, which dates back to 2013, occurred when Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Kohli was caught trying to hit his third six off Kolkata Knight Riders’ Pradeep Sangwan. Soon the entire KKR camp burst out into exuberant celebration that ruffled Kohli, who launched a mouthful of expletives. Not to be left behind, KKR captain Gambhir too confronted Kohli with the choicest of words. The incident caught everyone by surprise and it was their Delhi state teammate Rajat Bhatia, who intervened between the two.

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Man of the Match awarding ceremony video:

 

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