‘This tweet is insulting’: Manoj Tiwary slams KKR
By: Sports Desk |

Updated: May 27, 2020 1:04:23 pm


File {photograph} of Gautam Gambhir and Manoj Tiwary throughout their stint at Kolkata Knight Riders. (PTI Photo)

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) kicked off their Indian Premier League (IPL) marketing campaign on a rousing word, scoring 222/three within the event’s maiden encounter in 2008. However, the franchise failed to take care of their domination because the league progressed and it took them 4 years to raise their first IPL trophy.

On May 27, 2012 KKR won the fifth season of the cash rich league after defeating MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings in an exhilarating encounter. Manvinder Bisla emerged because the hero of the competition, as his 48-ball 89 helped KKR chase a steep 191 comfortably. While Bisla received the person of the match, Windies cricketer and T20 specialist Sunil Narine grabbed the participant of the event honours.

Reminding the KKR followers of their staff’s jubilance, the franchise on Wednesday despatched out a tweet asking the supporters of their favorite reminiscence from the 2012 version of IPL. In the tweet, KKR talked about Bisla, former staff skipper Gautam Gambhir, Kiwi batsman Brendon McCullum, Sunil Narine and former Australia cricketer Brett Lee.

However, the tweet was not appreciated by former Knight Riders batsman Manoj Tiwary who expressed his disappointment for not being talked about within the checklist. Responding to the tweet, Tiwary said that the recollections will stay without end however it was insulting to skip his and Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib-al-Hasan’s contribution within the marketing campaign.

The right-handed batsman, who performs home cricket for Bengal, amassed 260 runs in 15 innings within the marketing campaign, which included a solitary half-century.

KKR later responded to Tiwary and tweeted, “We would never miss tagging such a special ‘knight’ to our special night. You were, and always be a hero of that 2012 victory Purple heart.”

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