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Sourav Ganguly mercilessly trolled for his tweet which had no mentions of Kohli

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 25 October 2022, 15:38 IST
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The ‘King is Back’ trended on social media as Virat Kohli's sublime innings helped India avenge their 2021 T20 World Cup defeat against arch rival Pakistan with a four-wicket win in their tournament opener at the MCG.

Following the acton packed clash, former BCCI president Sourav Ganguly tweeted on India's win, but was mercilessly trolled for his post which had no mentions of Kohli.

The men in blue did not get a perfect start against Pakistan in the chase. KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma were dismissed early inside the first four overs while Suryakumar Yadav was dismissed by Haris Rauf in the final over of the powerplay. Axar Patel, who was sent higher up the order, suffered a similar fate.

It was all on Kohli, but the former India captain too was struggling at 12 off 21. However, it was the addition of Hardik Pandya in the partnership that helped Kohli break from the shackles. The pair put on a 100-run stand. Hardik eventually departed in what was a drama-filled final over before India pulled it through.

Following the win, Ganguly had taken to Twitter to post, “Congratulations to the team for a fantastic win and a great start to the world cup @bcci.” However, with the tweet having no mention of Kohli or his knock, fans on Twitter mercilessly slammed the former India captain.

Here's how Twitter reacted:

"It's a surreal atmosphere, I have no words, no idea how that happened. I am really lost for words. Hardik believed we can do it, if we stayed till the end. When Shaheen bowled from the pavilion end, that's when we decided to take him down. Haris is their prime bowler, and I hit those two sixes. The calculation was simple. Nawaz had one over to bowl, so if I could take Haris down, they would panic. From 28 in 8, it came down to 16 to 6. I tried to stick to my instincts," Kohli had said after the match.

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First published: 25 October 2022, 15:34 IST