Fans berate ICC after their cheeky tweet on Ben Stokes and Sachin Tendulkar

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'.

Sachin Tendulkar and Ben Stokes
Sachin Tendulkar and Ben Stokes. (Photo Source: Twitter)

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’.

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: