Former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly has come forward to clarify his recent tweet that generated unnecessary controversy and silenced online trolls who misunderstood his intentions. Ganguly’s earlier tweets praised the exceptional performances of young cricketers Shubman Gill and Cameron Green during the Indian Premier League (IPL) but unintentionally omitted mention of Virat Kohli’s impressive century.
Ganguly hits back at trolls
The incident further fueled speculations regarding the alleged strained relationship between Ganguly and Kohli. However, Ganguly has now addressed the misinterpretation, emphasizing the intended focus of his message. In his latest tweet, Ganguly expressed his disappointment with th ose who twisted his words and advised them to seek a proper understanding of the English language. He reiterated that his initial tweet was solely meant to acknowledge the BCCI‘s management for their role in nurturing young talents like Shubman Gill, rather than disregarding any other player’s achievements, including Kohli’s remarkable 7th IPL century.
“Just a quick reminder .. hope those of you twisting this tweet, understand English .. if don’t please get someone responsible to explain.”, Ganguly clarified in his tweet.
The misunderstanding originated from a handshake incident between Ganguly and Kohli during the first match of the season between the Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore. A viral video depicted the two cricketers seemingly ignoring each other during the custom handshake rit ual. However, the situation was quickly diffused when DC head coach Ricky Ponting urged Kohli to extend his hand to Ganguly, but both individuals retrained from the gesture.
Despite this incident, recent developments suggest that the relationship between Ganguly and Kohli is on amicable terms. Their “handshake” moment during a subsequent match hinted at a resolution of any underlying tensions. Unfortunately, social media trolls used the omis sion of Kohli’s name in Ganguly’s tweet as an opportunity to resurrect speculations and create unnecessary drama.
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