ICC makes a big mistake while praising Karunaratne on Facebook; the cricketer responds
The International Cricket Council (ICC) is an active and busiest cricket body in the world. They are responsible for planning and scheduling the international fixtures at the respective venues. The apex cricket body is making sure that cricket is played in the right spirit.
The ones who violate or breach the norms are being banned by the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit. The cricket fraternity has witnessed players and coaches getting slapped with a ban after they allegedly tried to fix matches behind the scenes.
Meanwhile, the ICC is also quite active on social media platforms. Be it Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, the international cricket body maintains a separate social media team that runs these handles on the internet. These social media portals keep on chipping in with the latest posts and updates for their fans and followers.
Meanwhile, the ICC found itself in an awkward scenario after the ICC Facebook handle confused Sri Lankan cricketer Lahiru Thirimanne with his teammate Dimuth Karunaratne. Surprisingly, the blunder was corrected by Dimuth Karunaratne himself on Facebook.
The Sri Lankan captain was at his fluent best against Bangladesh during the Pallekele Test, where he essayed a career-best 244-run knock off 437 balls. His innings was studded with as many as 26 boundaries. Staying at the crease for as many as 698 minutes, Karunaratne etched his name into the record books as he joined an elite list of Sri Lankan batsmen who stood on the crease for an entire day.
His sensational 345-run partnership alongside Dhananjaya de Silva, who scored 166 from 291 deliveries, is another record for Sri Lanka in Tests against Bangladesh. After the Test opener ended in a dull draw, the ICC shared a pic of Thirimanne playing a straight drive but inadvertently tagged Karunaratne in the post.
ICC deletes the post later
ICC mistakenly posted Karunaratne’s picture and then captioned it as: “Precision. Elegance. Poise”. The post went viral in no time and the majority of the fans were quick to spot the mistake. One of the fans commented: “Dear ICC, he is Thirimanne, not Karunaratne.” Taking note of the post, Karunaratne himself replied to the post and commented: “That’s not me.” Upon realizing their big blunder, ICC deleted the post from all their portals and then reposted it, tagging Lahiru Thirimanne correctly the second time.