The battle of Ganguly vs Kohli in Indian cricket started in true sense in the last months of the year 2021. This controversy deepened when Virat Kohli had to give up the ODI captaincy.
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Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli, As a player, there are two gems of Indian cricket. Under the captaincy, one taught the Indian team to fight on foreign soil. On the other hand, he is the one who carried forward the legacy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni with great pomp and show. Both are similar even from the mindset. But, even after that, when Sourav Ganguly joined the Indian Cricket Administration during the captaincy of Virat Kohli, the relationship between the two did not look the way it should have looked. Controversies between the two took their toll.
The battle of Ganguly vs Kohli in Indian cricket started in the last months of the year 2021 in true sense. The dispute between the two deepened when Virat Kohli was stripped of the ODI captaincy before the tour of South Africa. It was like rubbing salt on the burn that had arisen after Kohli relinquished the T20 captaincy in September.
Kohli vs Ganguly in Indian cricket
Ganguly’s statement on the rift with Kohli became a topic of discussion at that time. Gangli had then said that he had asked Virat to think again in September 2021 before leaving the T20 captaincy. However, when Kohli was questioned about this in the press conference before the tour of South Africa, he answered exactly the opposite of what Ganguly had said. According to Kohli, no one had stopped him from leaving the captaincy. Due to Kohli’s retort on Ganguly’s statement, the matter between the two got more heated.
Ganguly vs Virat: Who is true, who is false?
Now there is a new twist in the battle of Ganguly vs Virat, which shows who was true and who was a liar among the two former captains of India? The new twist in the dispute between the two veteran players has come after the revelations made by India’s chief selector Chetan Sharma.
According to Chetan Sharma, Virat Kohli was lying. He further said, “Virat must have felt that his captaincy went because of Sourav Ganguly. But it was not so. There were 9 people in the video conferencing of the selection committee, which included other selectors and BCCI officials. Ganguly must have told Virat then to think once again. I think Kohli didn’t listen to him.”