Former Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council (GC) chairman Rajeev Shukla has advised Rajasthan Royals (RR) and SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) to avoid using regional and culture symbols for trolling each other on social media.
As the fans are not able to witness the matches live from the stadium, the franchises are engaging with fans through social media handles. Among all, Rajasthan Royals has highly been active. They like to take on other franchises whenever they find an opportunity.
Likewise, when RR had won the match against SRH in their first meeting. They had posted on Twitter, “Hey @Zomato. We’d like to place an order for one LAAAAARGE Hyderabadi Biryani. Location: One & Only Royal Mirage Round’ #WorldBiryaniDay”.
SRH found the opportunity to give it back to RR when they won the match in their second meeting. They took to Twitter to troll the Royals.
“Cancel the biryani order our friends can’t handle the level of spice [with emoticon: slightly smiling face]. P.S.: Daal baati should just do fine,” SunRisers Hyderabad tweeted from their handle.
Rajeev Shukla reprimands SRH and RR:
Rajeev Shukla said that it was inappropriate for the spirit of the game to drive regional symbols like food.
“Haha for being witty it’s fine but in my view, these kinds of tweets from both sides are not appropriate for the spirit of the game. @SunRisers @rajasthanroyals @IPL,” he tweeted.
Pressed further by an SRH fan, Shukla added, “I understand your feelings. It was started by @rajasthanroyals and later on, @SunRisers wanted to pay back to them with the same coin. So I was urging both sides that if jokingly it’s fine but better to avoid commenting about regionalism, food culture, etc @IPL.”
Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals will face Mumbai Indians on Sunday while SunRisers Hyderabad will clash against Kings XI Punjab on Saturday.