According to reports, Virat Kohli and Sourav Ganguly have unfollowed each other on Instagram.
Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli not shaking hands during the IPL match has become a topic of discussion.
New Delhi. Last week, the Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) was in headlines due to exciting matches as well as controversies. The estrangement between two of India’s most prominent cricket players Virat Kohli and Sourav Ganguly was clearly seen. Virat Kohli and Sourav Ganguly did not shake hands and ignored each other after Royal Challengers Bangalore’s win over Delhi Capitals at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. This matter caught a lot of fire and it was discussed fiercely on social media as well. Team India’s former head coach Ravi Shastri has given an outspoken statement on the story of Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli not shaking hands.
The incident was caught on camera and soon went viral on social media platforms. The very next day of this incident, reports surfaced that Virat Kohli had unfollowed Sourav Ganguly on Instagram immediately after the IPL match against Delhi Capitals and Ganguly did the same. As tensions escalated between the two, former India head coach Ravi Shastri was asked how he would resolve the situation. Shastri answered this question with impunity.
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Ravi Shastri said in an interview to ESPN Cricinfo, “It depends on what my relationship is. If I don’t want to talk, I’ll just let it go, but at the end of it when you go and sit down, you feel like there’s always room to move, no matter how old you are ‘
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It is being speculated that the tension between the two came when Virat Kohli was the captain of the Indian cricket team and Sourav Ganguly was the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Tension started between the batsman and Sourav Ganguly after Kohli stepped down as T20 International captain in October 2021. Two months later, Virat Kohli was also removed from the post of ODI captain. After this, Rohit Sharma took over the responsibility of the captain.
In January 2022, Virat Kohli relinquished the post of Indian Test captain, after which Rohit Sharma got to take over the captaincy in all the three formats. It was reported in several reports that the Sourav Ganguly-led BCCI had approached Virat Kohli to relinquish his ODI captaincy. was forced to.
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Tags: IPL 2023, Ravi Shastri, Sourav Ganguly, Virat Kohli
FIRST PUBLISHED : April 23, 2023, 07:15 IST