IPL 2024: Sourav Ganguly’s “act of respect” for Virat Kohli buries all fault theories


In the last year alone, a lot has been said and written about the deteriorating equation between former Indian captains. Sourav Ganguly And Virat Kohli. Even some on-field gestures between the two icons of Indian cricket during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 had sparked storms on social media. But, as Kohli and Ganguly met face to face after the conclusion of the IPL 2024 match between Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Delhi Capitals, all the issues seem to have been forgotten. In fact, it was Dada's gesture towards Virat that left fans on social media very impressed.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru registered a 35-run win over Delhi Capitals to boost their playoff qualification hopes. After the end of the match, the players and staff of both teams shook hands. When it came Ganguly's turn to shake Kohli's hand, the Delhi Capitals mentor removed his cap as a mark of respect.

Ganguly's gesture won the hearts of fans on social media. Here are some reactions:

As for the match, Delhi Capitals stand-in captain Axar Patel said the dropped catches were hurting his team's chances. Had the players seized these opportunities, DC would have restricted RCB to just 150 and won the match.

“The dropped catches hurt us. We could have restricted them to 150. When you lose four wickets in the powerplay, you still chase the game. 160-170 would have been a normal score. The pitch was two-paced. Some slipping” When your main players are exhausted and you lose four on the power play, you run after the game, but you haven't thought that far ahead,” he said during the post-match presentation ceremony .

With the defeat, DC's chances of progressing in the IPL 2024 playoffs are all but over.

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