International Cricket Council (ICC) has had to bear the brunt of Indian Cricket Team fans after a tongue-in-cheek tweet claiming Ben Stokes is the greatest cricketer of all-time over Sachin Tendulkar.
ICC had tweeted the same after the World Cup 2019 final where Stokes’s heroics saw England win their maiden WC. They then quoted their previous tweet after the English all-rounder’s legendary century against Australia saw his side score a record 359 runs in the third Ashes Test at Headingley and tweeted, ‘Told you so’.
Fans were having none of it as they slammed the cricket governing body’s Twitter handle. Here are some of the best reactions.
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 14, 2019
Told you so 😉 https://t.co/b4SFcEVDWk
— ICC (@ICC) August 27, 2019
Pathetic from icc
— Rohit Singh ♈️ (@rs_social15) August 27, 2019
— Divy Pandey (@unodibs) August 27, 2019
Just that you are saying so don’t think that we are going to believe
Greatest cricketer of all time is @sachin_rt , rest everything starts after him in cricket world
Did you get it?
— Mr. Sethi (@sethisahab_) August 27, 2019
One has 15,921 Runs in tests 18426 ODIs, Averaging 54 and 45.
Other has 3479 in tests and 2628
in ODIs. averaging 35 and 40.
Shall I talk about centuries??
— Nick (@discoverlyours) August 27, 2019
Yes, greatest player who was helped by umpire to become greatest ever and steal world cup
— Street Fighter Ken (@StreetFighterK5) August 27, 2019
— A sarcaster (@a_sarcaster) August 27, 2019
Admin have gone mad today. You B-E-N-S-T-O-K-E admin. pic.twitter.com/aGvqdWKLfs
— 💃Shruti🎯 (@shruti_H_) August 27, 2019
I think Sachin deserves more respect than this.. In the late 90s he shouldered the Entire Indian cricket team on his Own..countless times.. The only difference.. There wasn’t any Twitter during that time..
— Thoukir Ahamed, MBBS (@thoukirkool007) August 27, 2019