The Indian cricket board on Friday faced incessant trolling after it posted a tweet with a photo of former India cricketers Ravi Shastri and Rahul Dravid, calling them ‘two greats.’ The BCCI’s decision to place Shastri in the same league as Dravid left Twitterati irked.
While sharing the photo, the BCCI tweeted from its official handle, “When two greats of Indian Cricket meet.” In the photo, Dravid can be seen interacting with the members of the Indian cricket team during their practice session. Shastri, who is the head coach of the Indian team, can be seen sharing some light moments with the former India captain.
When two greats of Indian Cricket meet 🤝 pic.twitter.com/Vj3bAeGr8y
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 20, 2019
However, cricket fans on the microblogging site began to incessantly troll the BCCI for calling Shastri a cricketing great. One user wrote, “One is the wall other is a Tanker.” Another commented, “A great player and a captain with a great alcoholic.” “Two greats – Rahul & Dravid,” wrote another user.
Trying not to be rude, but please Don’t fuckin ever put Rahul Dravid in the same league as Ravi Shastri . https://t.co/EVA1dU7eZt
— Arun (@arunchopra90) September 20, 2019
Rahul Dravid: Batsmen should defend the ball with soft hands so that ball doesn’t go to the slips
Ravi Shastri: Chhod naa, chal daaru peete hain pic.twitter.com/4upek8cbi0
— Uma Shankar Mahato (@88umashankar) September 20, 2019
— sania (@sania0803) September 20, 2019
The Coach India wants ( Rahul Dravid ) v The Coach Kohli wants ( Shastri ) pic.twitter.com/umQ78oVq66
— Ranjeet 🇮🇳 (@rannjeeet) September 20, 2019
Ravi Shastri: You look really fit and I don’t, why so?
Rahul Dravid: Because I duck and you drink! pic.twitter.com/8yomaamHY5
— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) September 20, 2019
Rahul Dravid played 164 Test for India and scored 13288 runs with 36 centuries and 63 half-centuries. In contrast, Shastri played in 80 Tests and scored 3830 runs that included 11 hundreds and 12 fifties. In One Day Internationals, Rahul represented India in 344 matches and scored 10889 runs including 12 centuries and 83 fifties. Shastri played 150 ODIs and scored 3108 runs including four centuries and 18 fifties.