MS Dhoni likes a tweet after three years, but social media gets a shocker - This is why

MS Dhoni, the former Indian cricket team skipper, is not so active on Twitter but recently, he liked a tweet for the first time in three years and this has generated some controversy.

cricket Updated: Dec 14, 2017 12:18 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
MS Dhoni‬,‪Hardik Pandya‬,‪India national cricket team
MS Dhoni liked a tweet from a Hindi news channel which said that India were going to win the 2019 World Cup and that the result was fixed. (PTI)

MS Dhoni, India’s former world cup winning captain, had joined Twitter in November 2009. In his eight-year tryst with the micro blogging site, Dhoni has 6.8 million followers and has tweeted only 45 times. Till this week, he had liked only two tweets from his account.

Dhoni had liked journalist Rajdeep Saredesai’s tweet for the first time on March 10, 2013. His second like came for a tweet from the BCCI about the Ranji Trophy match between Hyderabad and Services on December 31, 2014.

Dhoni liked a tweet for the third time on Tuesday and his choice sparked a huge controversy on the social media.

Apparently, the Ranchi batsman liked a controversial tweet from @Inkhabar, the official handle for India News. The tweet featured a link containing the news about fixing of the 2019 World Cup.

The news, which was written in Hindi, reads ‘Confirmed: Virat Kohli’s Team India is going to win the 2019 ICC Cricket World: Match Fixed.’

The tweet also mentions the accounts of Kohli, Dhoni, Ravi Shastri, the BCCI, Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil Dev, Mohammad Azharuddin, Anurag Thakur, Rajiv Shukla, Sharad Pawar, Gautam Gambhir and Ajay Jadeja in its tags.

@Inkhabar, later, ran a story too boasting of the fact that their tweet was liked by former Indian skipper.

Dhoni is currently part of Indian cricket team taking on Sri Lanka in the three-match ODI series. In recent times, many people had questioned his place in the team, but his recent performances are a strong indication that he could play in the 2019 World Cup in England.

First Published: Dec 14, 2017 11:17 IST