Former BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, who is not so regular on social media, has slammed the trollers, who were trying to “twist” his tweet on Shubman Gill. However, it took place as Ganguly heaped praise on Gill after the swashbuckling Gujarat Titans opener slammed his second century of IPL 2023 to help his side chase down 198 in 19.1 overs and knock the Royal Challengers Bangalore out of the tournament as well.
GT, who had already qualified for the playoffs being the top-ranked team, helped MI sneak through the playoffs as well. The right-hander smashed an unbeaten 104 off 52 balls overshadowing Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 101 off 61 balls. Notably, this was Gill’s second century in this edition as the maiden IPL century came against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Meanwhile, Ganguly, who is a huge fan of Gill, took to Twitter after the match and talked about the talent the league unearths. “What talent this country produces .. shubman gill .. wow .. two stunning knocks in two halves .. IPL.. .. what standards in the tournament,” the former BCCI president wrote.
Just a quick reminder .. hope those of you twisting this tweet ,understand English .. if don’t please get someone responsible to explain ..
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) May 23, 2023
Fans, however, misunderstood his tweet and thought that he deliberately did not mention Kohli’s name. Many also mentioned the “two centuries” part as Ganguly’s praise for MI all-rounder Cameron Green, who had also smashed a century in the afternoon game on the same day as well. However, after receiving heavy backlash for not mentioning Virat Kohli, Ganguly hit back with a hard-hitting tweet.
“Just a quick reminder .. hope those of you twisting this tweet, understand English .. if don’t please get someone responsible to explain,” Sourav Ganguly wrote clearly pointing out that the two centuries part was not for Gill but in fact, he was talking about youngster’s twin IPL centuries this year.
His clarification also made it clear that his tweet had nothing to do with Kohli as well. Notably, Gujarat Titans and Mumbai Indians are still in the race.