Indian cricket board Vice-President (BCCI) Rajeev Shukla faced social media embarrassment after he misquoted the tweet of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Earlier, PM Imran Khan had tweeted to felicitate Pakistan Cricket Team skipper, Babar Azam for the impressive game of cricket against Australia in the second test match in Karachi. In the latter part of the tweet, he added that he could not watch the match since he is busy fighting the political obstacles which he called political ‘match fixing’.
Shukla without deciphering the context of his tweet accused Pakistan cricket of being involved in match-fixing. He even tagged International Cricket Council (ICC) to take action against Pakistan cricket for match-fixing.
Here is what PM Imran Khan had written in the first part of his tweet: “Congratulations to Babar Azam for leading the Pak team in a tremendous fightback with a superb captain’s inning & world-class batting display; & congratulations to the rest of the team too in the way they fought back, especially Rizwan & Shafique.”
Unfortunately I could not watch this match as I am fighting on another front against match fixing where huge amounts of money are being used to lure my players!
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) March 17, 2022
In the second part of his tweet, he said: “Unfortunately I could not watch this match as I am fighting on another front against match-fixing where huge amounts of money are being used to lure my players!”
BCCI Vice-President Rajeev Shukla deleted the tweet later on realizing his blunder. Shukla heaped widespread mockery and criticism on social media following his unverified tweet. He then made another tweet and called his previous deleted tweet, ‘sarcasm’. He said it was a joke as it is the holy festival of ‘Holi’ that is known for humor.
I was also being sarcastic on @ImranKhanPTI tweet of political match fixing on the eve of Holi which is known for humour and colours. Bura na mano holi hai
— Rajeev Shukla (@ShuklaRajiv) March 18, 2022
“I was also being sarcastic on @ImranKhanPTI tweet of political match-fixing on the eve of Holi which is known for humor and colors. Bura na mano holi hai,” said Rajeev Shukla in his tweet.