South Africa might be having another good day in the field against India, but someone in Cricket South Africa's social media team is not having a great day in office. When Cheteshwar Pujara reached a hard fought half-century on Day 1 of the third Test at Johannesburg, CSA's official twitter handle posted - "Here's 50 up for Pujara, his 17th in Test cricket, and probably his slowest too. He took 173 balls. Remember he needed over 50 balls to get his first run. India 143/4 #SAvsIND #FreedomSeries".
But unfortunately the photograph used in the tweet was that of Ravichandran Ashwin who is not even in the India playing XI for the match.
Here's 50 up for Pujara, his 17th in Test cricket, and probably his slowest too. He took 173 balls. Remember he needed over 50 balls to get his first run. India 143/4 #SAvsIND #FreedomSeries pic.twitter.com/dniIGsRQwh— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) January 24, 2018
This gave enough reasons to already angry Indian cricket fans to bash Cricket South Africa on the social media platform for their oversight. Here are some responses on the tweet.
worst tweet every by an official cricket board . What happen to ur eyes ??— Mahesh Panyam (@mahesh_panyam) January 24, 2018
Cheteshwar Pujara departed immediately after scoring a half-century, edging one to the keeper off the bowling of Andile Phehlukwayo. He is now the second slowest Indian to get off the mark in a Test match after Rajesh Chauhan, who took 57 deliveries, three more than Pujara, to get his first run of the innings.