5 Most controversial tweets by cricketers that were eventually deleted
This article aims to look at five such instances where cricketers posted controversial tweets which they eventually deleted after a furor.
Updated - Sep 15, 2019 3:32 pm
Being a celebrity is tough in this day and age of social media where every word you utter or write is constantly under scrutiny by fans and detractors. And, if you are top-rated sportsman or filmstar, the responsibility to carry oneself prudently in front of the public eye becomes even more important. One bad move and years of earned reputation turns into ashes.
And, so apart from championing the skills of your niche, it becomes extremely important for the celebrities- especially the newbies- to carry themselves prudently on social media platforms. But, sometimes, we have seen even the most experienced in the field tend to lose it, making them post or write something on social media that they are eventually forced to delete following a furor or backlash.
This article aims to look at five such instances where cricketers posted controversial tweets which they eventually deleted after a furor-
5. Hasan Ali
From his controversial celebratory moves; one that almost resembles someone blowing himself up to making outrageous claims [taking all the ten wickets of India. Ok! Sorry. We know what happened after that.], Pakistan all-rounder Hasan Ali has always been in the news for his off-field shenanigans rather than his on-field antics.
The Pakistani all-rounder, who created an unwanted record for himself by becoming the first bowler to conceded the most number of runs in a World Cup innings for Pakistan, accidentally backed India to win the 2019 World Cup and later had to backtrack his words on social media after the outrage back home.
After India had beaten Pakistan- for the 7th time- in a World Cup encounter at Manchester earlier this year, an Indian journalist tweeted congratulated Kohli and his men for their comprehensive win against the Pakistanis. Replying to the tweet, a;-rounder Hasan Ali [1-84 from 9 vs India] said: Hogi ap ki dua puri congratulation.” The all-rounder later deleted the tweet following an outrage back home.