Kuldeep Yadav, India spinner, became the latest celebrity to fall prey to the cyber attack. His Instagram account was hacked and the hacker posted an obscene image on it.
The spinner took to Twitter and apologised :
I would like to apologise for the unsolicited post that was posted by my Instagram account in the past few mins .my Instagram account was hacked by someone, I’ll take steps to improve my password protection. Thanks for understanding
— Kuldeep yadav (@imkuldeep18) February 20, 2018
Former India shooter and Beijing gold medalist Abhinav Bindra’s official account was also hacked last week and the hacker posted some tweets from the handle.
Kuldeep Yadav is currently playing for the India Cricket Team in South Africa and has emerged as one of the most successful performer in the ODI series against Proteas. However, he was ruled out of the first T20I match due to a thumb injury.
Two great partnerships to take India to victory. First, @imkuldeep18 along with @yuzi_chahal and then @imVkohli with @ajinkyarahane88. Great work, boys. Keep up the momentum, #TeamIndia. #INDvSA pic.twitter.com/tQnfETAuco
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) February 2, 2018
With their wonderful bowling partnerships, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal have become latest spin sensations. Kuldeep Yadav revealed in an interview that he was having a great time bowling on South African pitches.
“Both Chahal and I have relished the bounce on South African wickets and that has been advantageous because batsmen don’t have that much time to get on the backfoot. I am really enjoying bowling here, I feel I am enjoying bowling here even more than India,” he quoted.
Kuldeep credited MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli for his success. He said, “Actually I was confused a bit what I should bowl. Because I am playing in South Africa for the first time. The wind was good and the ball was drifting, so I was asking Mahi bhai and he told just keep bowling.”
He added that his mindset is to stay aggressive came from Kohli. “The way Virat bhai talks, he tells us one extra wicket is way more important than trying to save 10 runs. If your captain tells you that, then you start believing in yourself,” he asserted.