Mumbai: Move over Kevin Pietersen! Here's a new entrant in the league - Suresh Raina.
Minutes after returning to India following the ouster from the ICC World T20, Raina tweeted: "Back home after so many days.. Can't wait to Join The Chennai Super kings For CL.."
A couple of minutes later, another tweet from Raina set the micro-blogging site abuzz. A strongly-worded tweet that was directed to the Pakistan cricket team, who were ousted from the tournament after they lost by 16 runs in the semi-final against Sri Lanka, read: "Ek do din late gaye ghar !!!! Woh bhi besharam ki tarah Gaye... Bye bye Pakistan!!!!"
This offensive tweet was deleted after it was condemned widely on Twitter. The left-hander cricketer came up with a clarification and put the blame on his nephew. He tweeted: "Smart phones r dangerous. Discovered it last night after my nephew posted random tweets. I'm a sportsman and would never disrespect."
"Though I already deleted it, I felt its better to clarify. To all those who r upset, I'm sorry. I'm not one to show disrespect," his another tweet read.
However, people asked for the truth behind it and also mocked his clarification. Fake IPL Player took a dig at him and tweeted: "Now Rohit Sharma will say his nephew was batting for him all this time. #Suresh #Raina"
Ramesh Srivats slammed Raina and tweeted,"So, Suresh Raina has a scapegoat tied to his family tree"
A spoof account named Raina's Nephew with Twitter handle @raina_nephew has also been created.
Story first published on: Friday, 05 October 2012 15:33 IST