IPL 2018: Ben Duckett clarifies his comments on RCB
However, Ben Duckett seemed surprised with the way fans all over the world responded to his tweet.
Published - Apr 9, 2018 2:30 pm | Updated - Apr 9, 2018 2:30 pm
English cricketer, Ben Duckett’s controversial comments created a storm amongst the RCB fans. Royal Challengers Bangalore lost their first game of the IPL 2018 as KKR chased down a solid target of 176 with ease. Winning the toss, Dinesh Karthik asked the tourers to bat first. The strong star-studded batting line-up of Bangalore managed to post a decent 175 on board.
Despite losing De Kock early, McCullum powered RCB to a fiery start. While Kohli struggled to strike the ball, ABD managed to score 44 of 23 balls. Kohli on the other side piled 31 runs playing 33 balls. After Nitish Rana sending back both Kohli and ABD in the same over, Mandeep Singh took the responsibility of finishing the innings. He managed to score 19 off the last over. Mandeep’s quickfire 37 helped the touring party post 176 for the loss of 7 wickets.
His controversial comment:
Following RCB’s loss to KKR on Sunday, Ben Duckett shared his opinion on Twitter. He termed RCB as a joke. The RCB fan base, however, didn’t like his comments and took to Twitter to roast him. They expressed their displeasure with his comments in a pretty harsh way.
RCB’s team is a joke ?? #IPL
— Ben Duckett (@BenDuckett1) April 8, 2018
Ben Duckett clarifies
However, Ben Duckett seemed surprised with the way fans all over the world responded to his tweet. He didn’t mean to infuriate the RCB fans. His tweet was completely misunderstood by the RCB fans. He clarified his tweet the next morning. He stated that he referred to the term joke in a good way. He also said that RCB is a great combination of players in the likes of De Kock, Kohli, ABD and McCullum.
“Woken up to these and many more horrible messages. Yesterday I referred to RCB as a ‘joke’ meaning they have such a good side with the likes of de kock, de villiers, kohli, McCullum and lots of other world-class players. These types of messages are not acceptable, ” his tweet read.
Woken up to these and many more horrible messages. Yesterday I referred to RCB as a ‘joke’ meaning they have such a good side with the likes of de kock, de villiers, kohli, McCullum and lots of other world class players. These types of messages are not acceptable. pic.twitter.com/hIqwwCbDtM
— Ben Duckett (@BenDuckett1) April 9, 2018
Ben Duckett had last played for England in 2016. He toured India in 2016 but managed to score just 18 runs in three innings against the homegroup. As a result, Duckett dropped out of the team. After a huge gap, he was supposed to be picked for Ashes. But, his off the field behaviour had controlled the selectors from picking him to the national side.