'This is insulting' - Manoj Tiwary after KKR didn't tag him and Shakib Al Hasan in IPL 2012 throwback post

‘This is insulting’ – Manoj Tiwary after KKR didn’t tag him and Shakib Al Hasan in IPL 2012 throwback post

Wednesday marked the eight-year anniversary of KKR's maiden IPL title.

Manoj Tiwari and KKR
Manoj Tiwari and KKR. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) struggled to make a mark in the Indian Premier League (IPL) until 2012 when they won the title for the first time. Gautam Gambhir led the side to the glory and it was a total team effort as the KKR defeated the defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Wednesday marked the eight-year anniversary of the historic win and the franchise, on its social platform, recalled the emotional moment.

It was a memorable season for the franchise with the team ending the league stage at the second position. And when it mattered the most, they chased down 191 against the star-studded CSK to lay their hands on the coveted title. The likes of Gambhir, Jacques Kallis and Brendon McCullum played crucial roles. However, other players like Yusuf Pathan, Manoj Tiwary and Shakib Al Hasan chipped in whenever the team needed.

But while celebrating the eight-year anniversary of the memorable victory, the KKR didn’t tag Tiwary and Shakib and it didn’t go down well with the Bengal cricketer.

Here’s KKR’s tweet:

KKR’s official handle responds to Manoj Tiwary’s tweet

Manoj Tiwary recalled those moments stating that it was emotional and will remember the victory forever. However, he didn’t forget to point out that the KKR’s official Twitter handle forgot to tag him and Shakib thereby forgetting their contribution in the victory.

While Shakib had picked 12 wickets in eight matches in the 2012 season, Tiwary had managed to score 260 runs in 15 innings playing the role of a finisher most of the times. He also lashed out at the franchise stating that them forgetting to tag is insulting for both the players.

Here’s his tweet:

The KKR’s Twitter handle was quick to respond to Manoj Tiwary as they shared a picture which proved that they had tagged the cricketer in the tweet.

As for the KKR, the memorable journey for the team continued as they won the IPL in the 2014 season as well under Gambhir itself. Since then, the team has been doing well but is yet to win the title for the third time.