IPL 2023 has seen a lot of entertaining as well as interesting incidents so far. While it has seen 200-plus totals and 200-plus successful chases, it has also seen some outstanding spells as well. However, two non-cricketing moments left everyone in shock and both involved RCB player Virat Kohli.
The first one was a no-handshake incident with Sourav Ganguly, and then the verbal spat with Lucknow Super Giants mentor Gautam Gambhir. And, former India head coach Ravi Shastri gave an ultimatum to Kohli with examples of legendary cricketers in MS Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar as well.
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Speaking to ESPNCricinfo, Ravi Shastri explained that legends like Dhoni and Sachin faced the same as well considering their contribution to the game, but they were professional enough to handle that. He also advised Kohli to be “careful” and mindful of the camera after the match as well.
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“After the sequence of events last week, someone like a Kohli, someone like a Dhoni…Dhoni knows, he’s a pro, that there is a camera on you and that is because you guys deserve it after what you guys contributed to the game. There will a camera on you, like there was on Sachin Tendulkar. Remember once the game is over, the camera is on you all the time until you get into that dressing room. You need to be careful, it’s like you are flagged off. If you have that in your mindset…camera, and once the game is over, you will be fine. You can get a lot of brownie points using that camera,” Ravi Shastri concluded.