The relationship between Indian cricketers Virat Kohli and Sourav Ganguly appears to be strained as recent events have sparked speculation about a rift between the two. The drama unfolded during an IPL 2023 match between the Delhi Capitals, where Ganguly serves as the Director of Cricket, and Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore. Videos from the match went viral on social media, prompting users to wonder if the duo might be avoiding each other. Neither party has officially addressed the rumors.
One video in question showed players and staff from both teams participating in the customary post-match handshakes. As Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting conversed with Kohli, Ganguly appeared to jump the queue and avoid shaking Kohli’s hand. Twitter users shared their thoughts on the matter, with some concluding that the two were deliberately avoiding each other. Additional videos seemed to show Kohli staring in Ganguly’s direction.
Kohli and Ganguly have a shared history, with Kohli losing his position as the Indian cricket team captain during Ganguly’s tenure as BCCI president. This event may have been the catalyst for any potential friction between the two, though no official statements have been made.
Further fueling the rumors, it has recently come to light that both Kohli and Ganguly have unfollowed each other on Instagram. Kohli, who boasts over 246 million followers and follows 276 people, no longer has Ganguly among those he follows. Similarly, Ganguly, with over three million followers and following 106 people, has removed Kohli from his list.
As speculations continue to swirl, fans and followers of Indian cricket remain eager for any official statements from the cricketers themselves.