India’s star batsman and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain, Virat Kohli, has been in the spotlight for his actions and controversies during the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) season. Over the past few weeks, Kohli’s behavior on and off the field has been scrutinized by fans and media alike.
One incident that caused a stir among cricket enthusiasts was when Kohli was seen not shaking hands with former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly during RCB’s match against Kolkata Knight Riders on April 25. Many fans speculated that there might be some personal tension between the two cricketing giants, which led to Kohli’s lack of sportsmanship.
However, the situation seemed to have been resolved when Kohli met Ganguly warmly during RCB’s return leg to Delhi Capitals last week. The two were seen hugging and chatting, putting an end to the rumors of a rift between them.
But Kohli’s on-field spat with Gautam Gambhir, the former Indian opener and current coach of Lucknow Super Giants, during RCB’s game against the Super Giants on May 1, has sparked a fresh controversy. After Kohli was dismissed for a low score, he and Gambhir engaged in a heated verbal exchange. Kohli was seen walking towards Gambhir and the two had to be separated by the umpires and their teammates.
This incident has divided cricket fans on social media, with many criticizing Kohli’s aggressive behavior, while others defending him for being passionate about the game. The incident has also reignited the debate about the captaincy of the Indian cricket team, with some fans suggesting that Kohli should not be the captain anymore.
In the past, Kohli has been known for his aggressive on-field behavior and has been involved in several controversies. However, he has also been praised for his passion and commitment to the game, as well as his outstanding performances as a batsman.
Kohli’s behaviour on and off the field continues to be a topic of discussion among cricket fans and experts. While some believe that his aggression is a key part of his playing style, others argue that he needs to control his emotions and set a better example for young cricketers. Regardless, there is no denying that Kohli’s talent and dedication to the game make him a valuable asset to the Indian cricket team.