'It's karma' - Twitter reacts after Virat Kohli, Sourav Ganguly avoid greeting each other following RCB-DC clash
Ganguly was the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) when Kohli was stripped of the captaincy of the Indian cricket team.
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Royal Challengers Bangalore registered a crucial 23-run win over Delhi Capitals in their latest Indian Premier League 2023 match on Saturday, April 15. Virat Kohli shone again as he top-scored for Bangalore with 50 off 34 to bag the Player of the Match award. But after the game, Kohli attracted fans' attention as he ignored to shake hands with Delhi Capitals' advisor Sourav Ganguly during the post-match team handshake. Ganguly also seemed not interested in greeting Kohli as the duo avoided any kind of interaction.
There has reportedly been a rift between two former Indian captains. Ganguly was the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) when Kohli was stripped of the captaincy of the Indian cricket team. The duo gave some contradicting statements later, which further fuelled the speculations of a rift between them during Ganguly's tenure.
Kohli first shook hands with Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting and the duo engaged in small conversation. Meanwhile, Ganguly walked passed the duo as he chose not to shake hands with Kohli. Kohli also did not make any effort to stop Ganguly and went on to shake hands with Ajit Aagarkar.
Meanwhile, Kohli continued his red-hot form with his third half-century in four innings in IPL 2023 as Bangalore posted a challenging total while batting first at M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Delhi's top-order failed again but an impressive fifty from Manish Pandey kept them alive in the chase. Vyshak Vijaykumar took three wickets for 20 on his IPL debut and Mohammed Siraj picked two to restrict Delhi to 151/9.