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.
Boycott this page for giving us baseless and fake news. They should be taught lesson.
— naamtohsunahihogaAPURV (@56ghargharmodi) May 13, 2019
I thought it was a parody account..
But no.. its BBC making a parody of itself..
What a fall.. !!
— Shashank Sharma 🇮🇳 (@Shank_Seeks42) May 13, 2019
If there was a competition on Gutter level journalism, @BBCHindi gets the gold 🏅.
— Jaggu (@rhumour_D) May 13, 2019
This type of Journalism Motivate us why we need Modi. And we have good reason to vote him without any questions mark. #AayegaToModiHi
— HimalayaHermit (@sajay065) May 13, 2019
Is it BBC official tweeter handle or congis tweeter handle or congis bought BBC. I am confused 🧐
— Sudhansu (@sudhansu725) May 13, 2019
This is the most useless title I've ever seen. BBC need Modi everywhere just to sell their products. 😑
— 💂 Chowkidar Pritish Dinesh Sathe 💂 (@Pritish_s_) May 13, 2019
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.