There is some history between Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli, but it appears both have moved on as the BCCI president was seen appreciating the star batsman’s four-hit hit.
After Lucknow Super Giants skipper KL Rahul won the toss and chose to bowl against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2022 Eliminator match, Kohli decided to open the innings and managed to play a wristy flick for a four, which also left the former India skipper surprised.
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Kohli struck first and managed to play an aerial shot to score three runs. However, RCB suffered a setback in the first over on itself when their in-form skipper Faf du Plessis edged left-arm fast bowler Mohsin Khan to wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock for a golden duck.
Sourav Ganguly expressed his pleasure at Virat Kohli’s strike:
Dushmantha Chameera began the second over, having dismissed Kohli for a first-ball duck the previous time LSG and RCB met this season. However, the consequence was better this time. Chameera charged in and delivered a full delivery onto Kohli’s pads. Kohli, who was hitting the ball much more upright and straighter, managed to spot it early and smashed it through the leg side for four.
The cameras instantaneously lambasted BCCI president Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah in the stands, who appeared to be taken aback by the shot. After Shah cheered and said something to Ganguly, the former India captain demonstrated his delight at Kohli’s strike. Kohli was ultimately out for 25 off 24 with two fours.
The Faf du Plessis-led team will now face Sanju Samson’s Rajasthan Royals in the final of the 15th season of the cash-rich league on Friday (May 26) at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.