Former England cricketer David Llyod on Monday faced intense social media heat from Indian cricket fans for his tweet seemingly mocking Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s decision to take a break from cricket to serve in the Indian army.
Reacting to the news by London’s Sky Sports which reported how Dhoni had himself unavailable for India’s tour of the West Indies to serve with his army regiment, Llyod posted two emojis signifying ‘tears of joy.’
— David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd (@BumbleCricket) July 20, 2019
His tweet left Indian fans incensed as they detected an attempt to mock Dhoni’s decision to prefer his army regiment over his full-time profession, cricket. Here’s how they reacted;
why even this cartoon character of @lancscricket is laughing?! You with less than 20 international matches, and whole career scores not even half of @msdhoni‘s! What’s your eligibility other than earning bread describing players like MSD?!
— Mubashir (@rubusmubu) July 22, 2019
If you cannot respect what you should, you better stay away. Feel sorry for this person, so called England cricket legend doesn’t have a better job.
— Raveena Bellamkonda (@RaveenaRao) July 22, 2019
Seems to me, this old man has lost his brain along with all the teeths he had, now emoji’s can’t fill in for brain hence he is trying to show his teeth, airplane full of sympathies from India to London Heathrow will land soon for him
— Santosh Dasgupta (@SantoshDasgupta) July 22, 2019
9 Tests & 8 ODIs Vs. 90 Tests & 350 ODIs…. This UK legend (!) is thick skinned it seems…..
— Murali Sankaran (@Murali_Sankaran) July 22, 2019
India recently announced its teams for three formats, T20I, One-Day Internationals and Tests, for the upcoming tour of West Indies. Rishab Pant had replaced Dhoni as the team’s main wicket-keeper for all three formats. Virat Kohli will be the captain while Rohit Sharma will act as his deputy.