Sourav Ganguly gets trolled after tagging Jay Shah in tweet congratulating women's cricket team
Cricket fans on Twitter were in no mood to spare BCCI president Sourav Ganguly after he tagged Jay Shah on a tweet congratulating the Indian women's cricket team for their outstanding performances in the T20 World Cup in Australia.
A young and entertaining Indian women's team ended their World Cup T20 campaign on a sad note losing to Australia in the final by 85 runs on Sunday. Indian cricket fans were quick to appreciate their team for a remarkable campaign that saw the women beat top teams like New Zealand and Australia on their way to the final in Melbourne.
BCCI president and former Indian men's team captain Sourav Ganguly also tweeted in support of the women's side saying he loved the team and the players. But cricket fans on Twitter were quick to question the need to tag BCCI secretary Jay Shah on the tweet. Jay Shah is the son of India's Home Minister Amit Shah and his appointment as the Indian cricket board's director had raised a few eyebrows since Shah had very little cricketing history/pedigree to justify his position.
Many cricket fans questioned why Jay Shah was tagged on the Tweets instead of the Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur or other star players. The likes of teenage sensation Shafali Verma, Poonam Yadav and Jemimah Rodrigues played a vital role in helping India reach the finals while the experienced Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet provided the leadership for the young girls in the team.
Is Jay Shah the coach of the Indian women's team, one user asked.
Jai Shah ko tag Kiya vo kya Women team ka coach tha kya— भाई साहब (@Bhai_saheb) March 8, 2020
Another user took the opportunity to highlight the power misuse allegations against Jay Shah whose company had an exponential rise in profit after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power in 2014.
I congratulate Jay Shah for scoring 80 Crore runs from 50,000 balls..— Vinay Kumar Dokania???????? | विनय कुमार डोकानिया (@VinayDokania) March 8, 2020
Another Twitter user made a joke out of the tweet by pointing out that Dada was just being a good corporate employee by CCing his boss thereby implying that the former Indian captain was just a puppet for Jay Shah to run the world's most powerful and influential cricket board.
Dada is following the corporate culture of CCing the boss.— PЯΞ????℠ (@PrezzVerde) March 8, 2020
Ganguly also tagged the official BCCI twitter account despite the presence of a separate twitter account for the Indian women’s cricket team which irked a lot of fans on Twitter.
The Australian women, buoyed by a strong opening partnership by Alyssa Haley and Beth Mooney, had defeated the Indian women by 85 runs to clinch the Women's T20 World Cup on Sunday in front of a record-shattering audience in Melbourne.