MS Dhoni army training: David Lloyd’s cheeky Twitter post leaves fans fuming
Lloyd responded to a tweet by Sky Sports Cricket with two ‘face with tears of joy’ emoticons and that has not gone down well with MS Dhoni’s fans.Updated: Jul 23, 2019 08:52 IST
A lot has been said about former India captain MS Dhoni’s decision to opt out of the upcoming tour of West Indies and his desire to train with the parachute regiment of the Territorial army. From speculations about retirement to his future role has been debated by pundits and fans alike.
Former England cricketer and commentator David Lloyd’s response to the news on Twitter though was quite cheeky. Lloyd responded to a tweet by Sky Sports Cricket with two ‘face with tears of joy’ emoticons and that has not gone down well with Dhoni’s fans.
Fans have slammed Lloyd for disrespecting Dhoni’s decision and there have been many angry reactions to the tweet. The wicket-keeper batsman had requested the Indian Army to allow him to train with a territorial army battalion of the Parachute regiment for two months. “The request has now been approved by the Indian Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat and the honorary Lt Col would train with the Parachute regiment battalion,” top Army sources told ANI.
The Army, however, will not allow Dhoni, who holds an honorary post of Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army, to be part of any active operation, sources mentioned. India will tour West Indies for three T20Is and as many ODIs, and two Tests which are part of World Test Championship from August 3 to September 3.
Here are a few twitter reactions from MS Dhoni fans:
If you cannot respect what you should, you better stay away. Feel sorry for this person, so called England cricket legend doesn’t have a better job.— Raveena Bellamkonda (@RaveenaRao) July 22, 2019
Is that a nervous laugh? U coward @BumbleCricket— Sankhadeep Saha (@sankhadeeps9) July 20, 2019
What did you find funny about this bumble? 🤔🙄🙄— Subhajit Dey (@Subhajit2304) July 20, 2019
9 Tests & 8 ODIs Vs. 90 Tests & 350 ODIs.... This UK legend (!) is thick skinned it seems.....— Murali Sankaran (@Murali_Sankaran) July 22, 2019