Yesteryear cricketer Vinod Kambli is not new to controversies. From 'doubting' decisions made during the 1996 World Cup semifinal to claiming that he was 'deeply hurt' when Sachin Tendulkar didn't mention his name in his farewell speech, Kambli has ruffled enough feathers in the past.
The latest from his controversy stable is a series of tweets abusing cricket commentators Navjot Singh Sidhu, Ramiz Raja and Shoaib Akhtar.
He berated Sidhu saying if he were to face Sidhu, he would've given it to him left and right for reciting poetry instead of giving commentary.
He didn't stop there, he went ahead and made hateful comments against Akhtar and Raja saying why do we need to broadcast "Pakistanis" who abuse Indians on local Television channels.
He later deleted the series of tweets for which he received immense flak and said that it was a friend tweeting from his account. He added that he has "fired" this friend of his.
This got people on Twitter to speculate whether this friend he's talking about was a bottle of Jack Daniel.
Exclusive pic of Vinod Kambli's friend on fire pic.twitter.com/LmmmwhVFs4— ABCDVilliers (@abcdvilliers) April 15, 2015
People on Twitter have been anything but polite to him:
Now I understand why Ravi Shastri often used to say - "Sachin Tendulkar is on fire." https://t.co/QeJd9VZF3Z— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) April 15, 2015
If they keep losing, Mumbai Indians definitely need a specialized crying coach like Vinod Kambli. #IPL— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) April 14, 2015
I think the most surprising part of the entire fiasco is that Vinod Kambli has friends.— Azeem Banatwalla (@TheBanat) April 15, 2015
Facebook friend options for Vinod Kambli pic.twitter.com/bqDR0r4Zzs— Rahul Roushan (@rahulroushan) April 15, 2015
1. Kambli last Night 2. Kambli This morning pic.twitter.com/wIsbzvH37n— dj (@friendlii_ghost) April 15, 2015
KBC - Phone A Friend, Kambli - Fire A Friend.— Rahul Roushan (@rahulroushan) April 15, 2015
While Vinod Kambli took the stairs, his friend took the elevator and hacked his account— Sidvee (@sidvee) April 15, 2015
Earlier, people would stay up all night to watch Tendulkar's batting. And now they'd stay up for Vinod Kambli's tweets. His day has arrived.— Roflindian 2.0 (@Roflindian) April 14, 2015