[Watch] When Virat Kohli Abused Bangladesh's Rubel Hossain In World Cup

image-ln60awl4Virat Kohli and Rubel Hossain [Twitter] 

It's a moment worth revisiting, a heated exchange that unfolded back in 2011 when the former Indian Skipper, Virat Kohli, clashed with Bangladesh's Rubel Hossain during the 2011 World Cup clash between India and Bangladesh.

The rivalry between Rubel Hossain and Virat Kohli dates back to their U-19 cricketing days and has persisted through various World Cup encounters. The intensity even spilled over into a fiery discussion during the opening match of the 2011 ODI World Cup.

In a video capturing the incident, Virat Kohli can be seen reacting passionately after making contact with the ball. However, Kohli slammed a century against Bangladesh and India won the match by 87 runs.

Watch -  Virat reacting after hitting the ball

Rubel, during a Live session with teammates Tamim Iqbal and Taskin Ahmed acknowledged the origins of this rivalry, tracing it back to the U-19 tri-nation series in South Africa in 2008.

"I have been facing off against Virat Kohli since our U-19 days, so there's a history there. During our U-19 days, he was known for his sledging, although it might not be as prominent now," Rubel stated, as quoted by BDCrictime.

Rubel also recounted an incident where Kohli had used offensive language against his team's batsmen during a match in that tri-nation series.

 "I had a confrontation with him, and the umpire had to step in," he added.

The two had previously clashed in the 2008 U-19 World Cup in Kuala Lumpur, where Kohli led India to victory.

Fast forward to 2015, Rubel Hossain managed to dismiss Virat Kohli, who could only muster 3 runs from 8 balls during the 2015 World Cup match in Melbourne. However, India emerged victorious in the contest, winning by a margin of 109 runs against Bangladesh.