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IPS and IAS indulge in a Twitter banter after a friendly cricket game

The secretary of the Uttar Pradesh IPS Association, Asim Arun made efforts to convey that there were no hard feelings between the IPS and the IAS.

UP IPS Cricket team
UP IPS Cricket team. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The game of cricket has witnessed a lot of banter and exchanges inside the field as well as on social media. While most of them have been sporting, things turned ugly on Twitter after IPS XI i.e. Indian Police Service XI defeated IAS XI i.e. Indian Administrative Service XI by 9 wickets.

The Indian Police Service XI tweeted about their victory against the IAS XI. They, however, made a rigid statement by mentioning that they were true to their DNA and comparatively better than the IAS. This created furore on Twitter.

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The banter on Twitter

Here’s what they tweeted:-

“We did it again!

UP #IPS Cricket team registered a comprehensive win against UP IAS team. #IAS XI scored 144 in 20 overs setting for us a modest target, which IPS XI made in just 14 overs & after losing only one wicket.

True to our DNA, we’re good. Period.

@Uppolice”

This didn’t go down well with the Indian Administrative Service for obvious reasons. They, however, showed grace in defeat and requested them to not turn a friendly game into a DNA test.

Here’s what they tweeted:

“Congratulations. Well deserved. DNA is good – always. Let’s not a friendly cricket match turn into a DNA test.”

The secretary of the Uttar Pradesh IPS Association, Asim Arun tried to calm the nerves with a tweet. He made efforts to convey that there were no hard feelings between the IPS and the IAS. He further asked the IPS Association to either delete or edit the tweet.

It was tweeted from the Uttar Pradesh IPS Association account:

“Dear @IASassociation

A game is a game and we play it in that spirit.

Further, there is no tussle between IAS-IPS in UP. There are concerns about how we can provide better L&O and the two services are working together for it. Period.

We are proud of each other”

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