On May 6, Saturday, the second game of a doubleheader, the Delhi Capitals will play the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 50th game of the IPL 2023. When these two teams last faced off, RCB prevailed by a score of 23 runs. Despite Manish Pandey’s half-century, DC was unable to complete their chase of 175 runs, reaching only 151/9 in 20 overs thanks to exceptional bowling from RCB’s Vyshak Vijay Kumar and Mohammed Siraj.
Initially, RCB was able to score 174/6 in 20 overs thanks to Virat Kohli’s innings of 50 runs off 34 balls. Kuldeep Yadav and Mitchell Marsh both took two wickets for DC. Throughout the game, the simmering argument between Kohli and DC’s director of cricket, Sourav Ganguly, grew worse.
Ganguly received the death glare from Kohli during the 18th over of DC’s chase, and after the game, Ganguly did not provide the traditional handshake to Kohli. Given their history of animosity, veteran cricketer S Sreesanth predicts that the next match between Kohli and Ganguly will be entertaining.
This game will be intriguing because Virat and Dada are playing. The game appears to be going well, and there is some excitement both on and off the field. In a video posted by Star Sports, Sreesanth remarked, “Looking at the kind of relationship Virat and Sourav share, a lot is observed during this encounter and then such contests push the players to give their best.
When RCB faced the Lucknow Super Giants at the Ekana Stadium earlier this week, Kohli got into a fight with Naveen-ul-Haq and Gautam Gambhir. RCB triumphed admirably, outscoring LSG by 18 runs while preventing them from exceeding the meager target of 127. The former captain of India and Gambhir got into a heated dispute after Kohli and Naveen had an altercation on the pitch.
The outcome was not favorable for either party, as Kohli, Gambhir, and Naveen all received fines equal to 100% of their respective match fees. When Ganguly was the BCCI president and the two were at odds, Virat resigned as India’s captain.