Sanju Samson, the skipper of the Rajasthan Royals, was annoyed by a post from the franchise on Friday. As a result, he unfollowed the team’s official Twitter page.
The IPL 2022 gets ready to get off on Saturday with the first match between defending champions Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders. All franchises’ social media teams are busy engaging with their dedicated supporters on various platforms.
Franchises are attempting to provide the most comprehensive coverage of training camps, pool games, team talks, and player and coach interviews. This is done to keep cricket fans informed about the team’s preparations for the forthcoming season of the lucrative league.
Sanju Samson unfollows the RR official Twitter handle
Rajasthan Royals, while trying to engage the supporters, pulled off a few trolls on their own skipper. They posted a picture of Samson with some glittery filters added to it and captioned, ‘kya khoob lagte ho’ (you are looking gorgeous) with a few emojis on it.
However, the post did not go well with the wicketkeeper-batter from Kerala. Sanju Samson took it personally and immediately retaliated.
Sanju Samson’s re-tweet on the RR Twitter trolls
Sanju Samson had immediately tweeted a reply mentioning the Rajasthan Royals official page. The tweet said that it is okay for friends to do all this but the franchises should be professional.
The admin was forced to delete the post immediately after the skipper’s tweet. However, Samson unfollowed the RR official Twitter handle after the incident.
Rajasthan Royals’ official statement on Sanju Samson’s tweet
After Sanju Samson’s call on Rajasthan Royals to be more professional, they issued an official statement on the scenario. The statement said that the franchise will make changes to its approach on social media and be more professional.
After issuing an official statement, the franchise had put up a clip consisting of various members of the squad. The video had R. Ashwin, Jimmy Neesham, Jos Buttler, Lasith Malinga, and head coach Sangakkara appeared in it.