Fans berate ICC after their cheeky tweet on Ben Stokes and Sachin Tendulkar
The ICC shared their old tweet where they called Stokes the greatest cricketer of all time with a fresh caption 'told you so'.
Updated - Nov 2, 2019 7:17 pm
Time and again, the Twitter handle of the International Cricket Council faces the wrath from the fans for its controversial and cheeky tweets. During this year’s World Cup, the ICC faced the heat from the fans across the globe after it posted a photo of ‘King Kohli’, showing the India skipper sitting on a throne while dressed up like a king. The fans were not at all impressed with ICC’s special message for Kohli.
Towards the end of the tournament, the handle once again made the fans lose their minds by calling Ben Stokes the greatest cricketer of all time while posting a photo of the England allrounder along with legendary Sachin Tendulkar. And on Wednesday, the ICC was at the receiving end once again for justifying their old caption which stated Stokes is the greatest of all time. The tweet came in the wake of Stokes’ heroic knock against Australia in the third Ashes Test.
Stokes singlehandedly won the game for his side by scoring an unbeaten century. England were reeling at 286 for 9 while chasing 359 and were looking set to end up on the losing side. But Stokes took the onus on himself to play one of the greatest innings of all time to power England to a series-leveling win. He launched a stunning counter-assault to leave the Aussies shell-shocked.
The star all-rounder hit off-spinner Nathan Lyon for three sixes and followed that up by hitting Josh Hazlewood for four, six and six in three consecutive balls, during which point he passed his century. He eventually sealed the game by dispatching Pat Cummins for a four through the covers.
ICC’s cheeky message and the backlash follows
Ben Stokes has been receiving praise from all around for his unbelievable knock. The ICC also decided to congratulate the all-rounder but did that in a cheeky manner. The ICC shared their old tweet where they called Stokes the greatest cricketer of all time with a fresh caption ‘told you so’.
Told you so ???? https://t.co/b4SFcEVDWk
— ICC (@ICC) August 27, 2019
Unsurprisingly, the fans did not take long to hit back at the ICC as they reminded them of Tendulkar’s incredible record in the game.
Here are some of the reactions:
I think Sachin deserves more respect than this.. In the late 90s he shouldered the Entire Indian cricket team on his Own..countless times.. The only difference.. There wasn’t any Twitter during that time..
— Thoukir Ahamed, MBBS (@thoukirkool007) August 27, 2019
Pathetic from icc
— Rohit Singh ♈️ (@rs_social15) August 27, 2019
Just that you are saying so don’t think that we are going to believe
Greatest cricketer of all time is @sachin_rt , rest everything starts after him in cricket world
Did you get it?
— Mr. Sethi (@sethisahab_) August 27, 2019
— A sarcaster (@a_sarcaster) August 27, 2019
One has 15,921 Runs in tests 18426 ODIs, Averaging 54 and 45.
Other has 3479 in tests and 2628
in ODIs. averaging 35 and 40.
Shall I talk about centuries??
— Nick (@discoverlyours) August 27, 2019
After this post Sachin showing his career Stats to ICC pic.twitter.com/oyg0R7NwuO
— Garv (@imgarvmalik) August 27, 2019
Sachin to ICC pic.twitter.com/BSpKas0gnS
— Sports Freak (@SportsF20689858) August 27, 2019
Courtesy : That Silly Carribean Umpire.
— Mehran Mani???????? (@Abbasi_HooN) August 27, 2019
Admin have gone mad today. You B-E-N-S-T-O-K-E admin. pic.twitter.com/aGvqdWKLfs
— ????Shruti???? (@shruti_H_) August 27, 2019