Rising Pune Supergiant Twitter handlers get carried away in the moment of joy
Understanding the mistake they eventually pulled the tweet off but were already facing criticism for it by that time.
by Ankit Editor
Published - May 21, 2017 10:56 pm | Updated - May 21, 2017 10:56 pm
The big final of the tenth edition of the Indian Premier League started in favour of the Mumbai Indians with the toss as both the skippers wanted to bat first. But the way his opening bowlers started things off Steve Smith would’ve had deferred feeling immediately. They had three quick wickets and MI was on the back foot. In this moment of joy Rising Pune Supergiant Twitter handlers got carried away and posted a shameful post.
Jaydev Unadkat like he has done so often in the tournament gave them a breakthrough and made it two with a brilliant return catch to dismiss Lendl Simmons after setting Parthiv Patel on his way back. Ambati Rayudu and skipper Rohit Sharma played a few balls which calmed the nerves and with the singles going tried to consolidate things.
Rohit got the boundaries going against Lockie Ferguson but just when things started going their way the duo took on the wrong fielder. Rayudu hit the ball towards mid-off and set off for a single, the ball wasn’t hit soft and was in Smith’s hand in no time, he darted the ball in and got a direct hit to rack the third wicket.
MI were 41/3 in 7.2 overs and things didn’t look good. All this while Twitterati was having a field day posting about how good the RPS bowlers were amidst that the Supergiant Twitter handle posted an image of Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma with a caption ‘Throwback with a crying emoji’ if that wasn’t enough the image attached in the tweet had tears ticking down Rohit’s eyes.
Even though the team was on top and the game was bending their way it is never considered a healthy gesture in the gentleman’s game to humiliate or deteriorate the opponent which they did here quite intentionally. Understanding the mistake they eventually pulled the tweet off but were already facing criticism for it by that time.