Last month when Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 match no. Some strange scenes were displayed at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on 20 December. The cameras caught Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli in the same frame. DC’s head off when RCB player was fielding near the boundary line Cricket Operations sat in the dugout with palmed faces as his team was losing to the hosts.
Kohli seemed to have given Ganguly the ‘death stare’ as RCB were on top of the game. The two legends of Indian cricket reportedly share a cold relationship, with Kohli being sacked as Indian captain when Ganguly was the BCCI chief, and their statements on the incident contradicting each other. And after the recent spat between former RCB skipper and Lucknow mentor Gautam Gambhir, fans would have guessed that something is about to happen in Delhi as well.
IPL 2023: DC’s salt douses RCB’s fire
But everyone was surprised when the atmosphere of happiness was seen in Kotla on Saturday night. DC chased down a mammoth target of 180 with 20 balls to spare and 7 wickets in hand. After the match both Kohli and Ganguly shook hands and had smiles on their faces.
On the other hand, Phil Salt and Mohammed Siraj, who had an altercation during the fourthth On the chase of DC, warmly hug each other. There was a heated exchange between the two after the Englishman hit two sixes off consecutive balls, followed by a boundary. Siraj was seen raising his finger on the salt with a look of disappointment on his face. Warner intervened and tried to settle the matter before the umpire spoke to the players.
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Earlier on Saturday, Salt produced an aggressive performance with the ball as Delhi Capitals kept themselves in the league with a resounding seven-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore here on Saturday. Virat Kohli (55 off 56) completed his ‘homecoming’ with a historic half-century before Mahipal Lomror (54 not out off 29 balls) played a career-best innings to take Royal Challengers Bangalore to 181 for four.
Needing to win every game from here on to make the play-offs, Delhi’s overseas batsmen went fearless as they got to the total in 16.4 overs.