Delhi Capitals head coach Sourav Ganguly allegedly cut in front of the line to avoid shaking hands with Virat Kohli, sparking a controversy.
In the IPL 2023 match played between Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore on Saturday, former Team India captain Virat Kohli scored a brilliant half-century. Kohli’s 33-ball 50 and his team’s total of 174/6 resulted in what ultimately proved too much for Delhi, as the David Warner-led side lost by 23 runs. Six fours and a six were part of Kohli’s innings, which had a strike rate of 147.05.
Kohli has three half-centuries in four matches for RCB this season. Also, Kohli is the third highest run scorer in the tournament so far. In four matches, he has scored 214 runs at an average of 45.60 and a strike rate of 147.58.
Meanwhile, a controversy has erupted after Delhi Capitals mentor Sourav Ganguly apparently jumped the queue to avoid shaking hands with Kohli. The incident took place after the game when players and support staff of both the teams lined up to shake hands with each other.
DC vs RCB: See Virat Kohli-Sourav Ganguly handshake snub
A video of Ganguly skipping the line to avoid shaking hands with the RCB star is going viral on social media. Ganguly was the president of the BCCI when Kohli was sacked as India’s ODI captain. Netizens caught the incident with keen eye and immediately started posting about it on social media. Here is a list of tweets.
IPL 2023- RCB vs DC: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) won
In the RCB vs DC game, Delhi Capitals captain David Warner won the toss and elected to bowl first. The entire RCB batting line-up contributed to their total of 174/6 in 20 overs. Then, the RCB bowlers bundled out the Delhi Capitals to a mammoth total of 151/9, helping them win the game by 23 runs. Delhi Capitals have now lost five games in a row. Currently, they are the only team that has failed to win a single win. Delhi is now last in the points standings.
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