PCB uses middle finger emoji in Hasan Ali birthday tweet, deletes it later

PCB uses middle finger emoji in Hasan Ali birthday tweet, deletes it later

The official handle of Pakistan cricket then deleted the post, but by then, the damage had already been done.

BRISTOL, ENGLAND – MAY 14: Hasan Ali of Pakistan appeals unsuccessfully for the wicket of Jonny Bairstow of England during the 3rd Royal London One Day International between England and Pakistan at The County Ground on May 14, 2019 in Bristol, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

In the world of social media, even a small mistake that is made can go viral in no time and spread like wildfire. That is the power of social media, as information can be shared at break-neck speed. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) found itself in a very awkward situation on 2nd July 2021.

Pakistan cricketer Hasan Ali turned 27 on 2nd July 2021, and while wishing him through a tweet, the official handle of Pakistan cricket made a massive blunder. In the tweet, they had listed out some numbers to wish Ali.

They had stated the number of matches that Ali has played in international cricket, and had even mentioned that he is the fastest bowler to take 50 ODI wickets for the Pakistan side. Also, they tweeted that Ali had taken 188 wickets in international cricket, but used the wrong emoji. They used a middle finger in the tweet, and that has caught the attention of social media in no time.

The official handle of Pakistan cricket then deleted the post, but by then, the damage had already been done and screenshots of the tweet have started circulating on social media.

You can see the screenshot of the tweet below.

 

Pakistan Cricket Tweet
Pakistan Cricket Tweet. (Photo Source: Twitter)

PCB wants to host six ICC events from 2024 to 2031

The Pakistan Cricket Board has approached the ICC and has expressed its interest to host six ICC events from 2024 to 2031. It wants to host two T20 World Cups in 2026 and 2028, and also the fifty over World Cups that will be held in 2027 and 2031 along with other Asian countries. Apart from this, the PCB also wants to host the two Champions Trophy tournaments in 2025 and 2029.

“The Board of Governors (BoG) was informed that the PCB has submitted an expression of interest for six ICC Events in the 2024-31 cycle. Of these six events, the PCB is keen to host the three-venue ICC Champions Trophy 2025 and 2029 on its own.

While it has offered to host the remaining four events — two eight-venue ICC T20 World Cups 2026 and 2028, as well as the two 10-venue ICC Men’s Cricket World Cups 2027 and 2031 — in partnership with other Asian countries,” said the PCB in a statement.