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Team India's 'Beer' Trouble: KL Rahul Deletes Photo After Uproar

Image Credit: KL Rahul Twitter account.

Image Credit: KL Rahul Twitter account.

In an image on his Twitter account, Rahul was seen alongside team-mates Umesh Yadav and Stuart Binny enjoying a day out with a beer bottle in hand. The image went viral and became a source of embarrassment for the BCCI.

Team India players, who are touring West Indies, seem to be having a gala time in the Caribbean, but while sharing their images with fans on social media network, batsman KL Rahul crossed the line a bit posting an image with a beer bottle, inviting a lot of criticism.

In an image on his Twitter account, Rahul was seen alongside team-mates Umesh Yadav and Stuart Binny enjoying a day out with a beer bottle in hand. The image went viral and became a source of embarrassment for the BCCI.

The board then came down heavily on the issue.

According to a report on The Hindu, the BCCI shot off an advisory to the Indian team.

“Some of the BCCI officials aren’t happy with players posting such images on social media. There has been no written communication, but the manager has been asked to send a message to the players to ensure that nothing that could set a bad example should be posted online,” a BCCI official was quoted as saying by The Hindu.

“Many kids blindly follow the star cricketers’ actions on and off the field, so our boys have got to always keep that in mind. They should always consider the sense and sensitivities of Indian cricket fans,” said another BCCI official in the report.

Though Rahul, who has struck two consecutive half-centuries in practice games on the tour so far, immediately deleted the post.

The first Test of the series begins July 21 in Antigua, and the team has already arrived at the venue.

It is Kumble’s first assignment as the chief coach of the team and Virat Kohli’s first tour of the Caribbean as Test captain.