Especially from a couple of years, Twitter is been playing a crucial role in bridging the gap between celebrities and fans, and even in between celebrities themselves. Be it achieving any milestone in sports, or about a movie, Twitter is now a platform where the medium of speech and expression goes pretty well.
Many conspiracies, happenings and sweet secrets of our idols were revealed on the Twitter by their allies and fans. We all loved it now and then. Goof ups and mis-tags are of course part of this. And something similar happened with Rajeev Shukla who is often associated with Indian cricket fraternity.
Rajeev Shukla, Indian Premier League chairman had irked Indian cricket fans after he congratulated the India women’s cricket team for making it to the Champions Trophy final instead of the World Cup final. Shukla’s tweet, after Mithali Raj‘s side, stunned Australia by 36 runs in the second semi-final on Thursday, was described as ‘insulting’ by some fans.
This Congress MP tweeted: “Congratulations to @BCCIWomen team for making it into the Champions trophy Final by beating Australia. Great knock by @ImHarmanpreet.” Soon after realizing the error, he rectified and reposted it.
Check out the tweet (screenshot) here:
— Naru (@narenderkoslia) July 21, 2017
Twitterati couldn’t stop itself from trolling Shukla for his blunder.
ICC president @ShuklaRajiv Made blunder …deleted 3 tweets..wishing indian women cricket reaching world cup final..thought champions trophy
— सुदिप पौडेल (@spoudel121) July 21, 2017
So the man at the helm doesn't even know if its the WWC or the Champions Trophy. Disgrace and Shame on his part @ShuklaRajiv
— Tushar Tayal (@tusharrocks) July 21, 2017
Wishes for women cricket team proove tht politician tweet, post just for posting, twitting. They are not aware of subject. Like @OfficeOfRG
— Rahul (@imrahulswami) July 21, 2017
Now that's enough to know about state of women's cricket in India!
— Gaurav Sonpatki (@gaurav_s23) July 21, 2017
— Shailendra Advocate (@ShailendraAdvt) July 21, 2017
It's sad ! When people associated with cricket don't know that it is #WWC17 not champions trophy!!
— Shourya Agarwal (@ShouryaAgarwal6) July 20, 2017
This is insulting @ShuklaRajiv its worldcup
— ☆bhupinder★$!ngh (@Bhupi3920) July 20, 2017
This is women's world cup. Irresponsible and insulting tweet.check before tweeting
— S@y@n Ghosh (@ghoshsayan) July 20, 2017
Kicking this aside, India is going to face the hosts England in the final. The match will be held at Lord’s on Sunday. This is the last opportunity for skipper Mithali Raj and Indian pace bowler Jhulan Goswami, the leading run-scorer and wicket-taker in women’s one-day international history respectively, as the two 34-year-olds most probably will not play for the following World Cup.
Right from the inception of the World Cup in 1973, England and Australia are dominating the tournaments. As of now, New Zealand is the only other country to have won the event, that too in 2000.
“It isn’t going to be easy for England,” promised Mithali post the astounding win in the semifinals.