Sourav Ganguly posted a tweet praising the “standard” of the IPL on a day when three centuries were scored in the final double-header of IPL 2023 by Cameron Green, Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill.
Only a few days have passed since the Virat Kohli vs. Sourav Ganguly dispute was resolved when the two former India captains shook hands and put the “no handshake” controversy behind them. However, Ganguly showed no mercy in his “standards” tweet, praising only Gill and Green’s centuries and ignoring Virat Kohli’s record IPL ton as well.
Fans believe Sourav Ganguly purposefully left out Virat Kohli in his tweet
Dada you forgot to mention shubham's inspiration & idol!
— Chirag Khilare (@ChiragKhilare) May 21, 2023
They divided cricket as well
U cud have mentioned Kohli as well. He also played very fantastic.
— Swati Dis'Qualified😍Dixit ಸ್ವಾತಿ (@vibewidyou) May 21, 2023
Dada bas name ke ho dil bahut chota hai aapka virat ki bhi tareef banti thi jis situation mai 100 lagaya usne lagatar wicket gir rahi thi RCB ki
— yaduvanshi_Ravi_yadav (@Raviyadav8789) May 21, 2023
Not taking the name of King Kholi 👑 and his century,
Shows how hateful you are, can't even take a person's name.
You may have removed your shirt and been nude in England,
But V Kholi has more than you for Indian 🇮🇳 cricket or any other player in history.
Dada let me…
— Sundar D'silva (@sundardisilva) May 21, 2023
दादा थोड़ा बड़प्पन दिखाओ आप हिन्दुस्तान क्रिकेट जगत के दादा हो… कोहली की भी तारीफ बनती है. दादा ❤️ you बट कोहली भी अपना महान खिलाड़ी है.. इसमे कोई दो राय नहीं.
— दयाल मेहता 🇮🇳 (@indmehta) May 21, 2023
yess but what about virat's knock?
— prannayy🇮🇳 (@_pranay_24) May 21, 2023
Fans noticed a flaw in the tweet and felt that Kohli, who scored a record-breaking seventh IPL century and surpassed Universe Boss Chris Gayle to the milestone, wasn’t mentioned. Given what happened when Kohli was fired as India’s ODI captain while Ganguly was the BCCI president, the two haven’t exactly had the best relationships.
Virat Kohli and Sourav Ganguly had a great rapport, but the whole captaincy scandal soured things for them. According to reports, Kohli wanted to remain India’s captain in the other two formats when he gave up the T20I captaincy after the World Cup in 2021, especially with an eye toward the 2023 World Cup.
However, Ganguly and the other members of the BCCI selection committee thought the idea of having two captains for the two limited-overs formats didn’t make much sense. So they recommended Kohli resign from his position as India’s ODI captain as well.
Things got worse when the BCCI simply sent out a tweet announcing that Rohit Sharma had been named India’s new ODI captain without even acknowledging everything that Virat Kohli had accomplished. The BCCI praised Kohli’s leadership as the captain of the Indian team after he faced criticism from the public, but the issue did not end there.
When Kohli abruptly announced his resignation as India’s Test captain a month after India’s series defeat in South Africa, everyone was taken aback. It is believed that Kohli’s fallout with Ganguly and the board played a significant role in the particularly terrible year 2022 that he had.
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