The twitter handle of Chennai Super Kings tweeted a picture of Sachin Tendulkar and Suresh Raina which received backlash from the social media users.
It was the caption ‘Ramesh and Suresh’ which drew ire of the netizens for several reasons.
Although CSK posted a light-hearted tweet and meant no harm while posting the picture of the CSK batsman and Mumbai Indians mentor Sachin Tendulkar, most of the users felt the caption compared the both. Twitterati trolled CSK for trying to draw comparison of anyone with Sachin Tendulkar, “God of Cricket.”
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) April 29, 2018
The users deemed the Tweet inappropriate and felt that it was also an insult to Sachin’s late father, Ramesh Tendulkar’.
Here’s how fans reacted to the post:
This is not cool….
— sairaj shinde (@sairajshinde10) May 1, 2018
Shame on you CSK,that was not expected from you.Learn to respect others.He is legend of cricket.
— Pratik Labhshetwar (@pratikpl) May 2, 2018
Change the Caption ASAP….You should not insult God of Cricket just to make your posts Viral..@ChennaiIPL
— Ajit C Jawale (@AjitCJawale) May 1, 2018
Hyy Admin if u don't delete this tweet deffinately will report, give some respect to legends, don't compare him with anyone
— Kalluri Sai Gowtham (@gowtham_kalluri) May 2, 2018
@ChennaiIPL This type of joke is not accept in any kind. It is not the right way of joking. @sachin_rt is a legend for us and his father should be respectable for all of us. @ChennaiIPL should be apologize for that. @abpnewstv
— Pankaj Saha (@ImPankajsaha) May 2, 2018