Many of MS Dhoni's followers have taken offence to Ravichandran Ashwin not thanking Dhoni after he was announced as the ICC Cricketer of the Year on Thursday. While it is understandable that MS Dhoni played a major part of his development, fans criticising Ashwin seemed a bit too harsh.
In the world of social media, there is no topic free of offence as the culture of nitpicking every other post of a celebrity has become a common thing. And Ravichandran Ashwin, who is very sharp with his social media activity with witty replies to his haters, was bombarded with harsh words when he put up a tweet to thank all the people who contributed to his successful year.
After being announced as the ICC Cricketer of the Year on Thursday, the 31-year old thanked his wife
But forgetting to include MS Dhoni offended many of the ODI skipper's followers, who had much to say in reply. And one of Dhoni's fans went on a tirade to
@ashwinravi99 But i never Thought this was coming From You. You may have Personally Thanked Mahi But on social Media ppl Do Expect from u— Mahendra Singh Dhoni (@KarthieMSD) December 22, 2016
@ashwinravi99 It ok Ash. It is Just an Disappointment As Fan .. U Could have given Least Gratitude to Mahi. :)— Mahendra Singh Dhoni (@KarthieMSD) December 22, 2016
Agreed, that Dhoni was a major part of Ashwin's development, but some people seem to be offended just by the absence of his name.
@ashwinravi99 you thanked everyone except the person who gave you these opportunities from being in CSK to Indian team— Piyush Chawla (@piyushchawla024) December 22, 2016
There might have been many others whom Ashwin wanted to thank for his stellar performances, but these people forget that he is human and Twitter has only 160 characters for one post.
@ashwinravi99 nor demanding u
— Preety~ (@preetyagarwal19) December 22, 2016
Even Dhoni would have been happy for Ashwin, but his fans looking at the all-rounder as ungrateful shows the negative side of social media.