XtraTime Web Desk: One can understand the emotion of a nation who invented the game and took so many years to win their first ever title. Yes, the emotions can go out of control by the aura of the moment. But if it affects the sentiments of the cricket lovers of the cosmos, it is a problem. If it insults probably the greatest player to play the modern day cricket – Sachin Tendulkar, it is a problem. And yes, that is exactly what happened last night.
The cricket fans who watched the ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup final between England and New Zealand, a feeling of emotional exhaustion must have been experienced. The match witnessed a saturation of thrill and excitement and eventually, England won the World Cup thanks to hitting more boundaries.
As would be imagined, the ICC’s social media pages were buzzing with activities. But during this event, the team handling these pages, especially, the Twitter feed, have got into controversy over a couple of tweets that were construed as offensive to some section of the fans.
But after the presentation ceremony of the final, there was another tweet on the Cricket World Cup Twitter page – the official handle for the event – which is bound to offend some die-hard fans of master blaster.
Tendulkar was one of the honourable dignitaries at the presentation ceremony and presented the man-of-the-match award to Ben Stokes. A picture of the Indian legend giving the award to Stokes was shared by the above-mentioned Twitter handle with the caption: “The greatest cricketer of all time – and Sachin Tendulkar” with a winking smiley next to it.
Of course, one can safely argue that the tweet has no intention of insulting Tendulkar and is just a cheeky way to celebrate the brilliance of Stokes. However, there is another reason why the text can be regarded as irresponsible activity.