Twitterati slams BBC Hindi for dragging Prime Minister Modi’s name in the controversy surrounding IPL final

The Indian Premier league final played between Chennai Superkings and Mumbai Indians on Sunday evening, had a fare share of controversies. The biggest one of them was ofcourse the run-out of CSK skipper, MS Dhoni. Many including several experts believe that it was a wrong decision on the part of third umpire Nigel Long to declare MSD out.

The cameras failed to provide any conclusive footage to decide whether the CSK skipper was really out or not. Yet, the third umpire decided to with an out. CSK fans are disappointed with last night’s result after failing to capture the trophy for a record fourth time after falling short by just one run. Is is being believed that MS Dhoni’s run out was the most crucial moment in the match and it turned the fortunes in favor of Mumbai Indians.

While the debates on that controversial decision are still going on, the Hindi chapter of the BBC has stirred a fresh controversy by dragging Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s name in all this.

Heading of a Hindi article on BBC’s website read, “Modi ke raj me Ambani ki team kaise haar sakti hai (how can Ambani’s team lose in Modi’s rule).”

People on twitter slammed BBC Hindi for politicising the result of a cricket match. It may be remembered that Mumbai Indian cricket team is owned by the Ambani family with whom according to the opposition leaders, Prime Minister Modi shares good relations.

With the victory last night, Mumbai Indians created history by capturing the title for a record 4th time in 12 seasons. With this, MI has firmly established itself as the most successful team in the tournament.