Along with Dhanteras, Indian cricket lovers are celebrating former Indian captain and coach Anil Kumble’s birth anniversary. Many fans and cricket stars wished him on social media and so was the case with Indian Cricket Board, BCCI.
Take a look at some of the wishes from cricket stars-
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 17, 2017
Wish you a very happy birthday, Kumbels! You have been an inspiration for generations together and will continue to be one. pic.twitter.com/3vqMpqhu6E
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 17, 2017
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 17, 2017
A very happy birthday to one of the finest players & an amazing human being. Always inspiring. Have a wonderful year ahead @anilkumble1074.
— cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) October 17, 2017
Now, have a look at the tweet by BCCI-
Ain’t it looks like a half-hearted tweet? People on Twitter were quick to notice it and even alleged it to be under the influence of Virat Kohli. In a matter of seconds, BCCI started receiving the heat from the fans for just using “Indian Bowler” and not tags like “Legend” or “Former Coach”. Have a look at some reactions-
Such is an influence of Virat Kohli that even BCCI forgot Anil Kumble was once the Indian captain and coach, as well.
— Gautam Sodhi (@GautamSodhi1) October 17, 2017
@BCCI u always proove u r bunch of jokers not surprised on jumbo
— jatin upadhyay (@jatin_up) October 17, 2017
Should have used "legend" word ☺
— Captain 🏏 (@iEatCricket) October 17, 2017
— Riyas Rahman KSD (@RiyasRahmanKsd) October 17, 2017
He was also coach for a year, you know? Like, last year
— Deepak Sarathy (@DeepakSarathy) October 17, 2017
BCCI trolling Kumble on his birthday!
— Nishith (@Nicks103) October 17, 2017
BCCI was quick to realize the mistake and wished Kumble again by deleting the old tweet. This time they used the word legend and captain in the tweet, while still skipped using the word “former coach”.
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 17, 2017
What do you think about it? Is BCCI really influenced by Virat Kohli or there could be some other reason behind it?