The International Cricket Council (ICC) found itself in the middle of a social media outage after twitterati came out in numbers to slam its tweet referring Ben Stokes as the ‘greatest cricketer of all time’. ICC quoted one of its tweets from the ICC World Cup 2019, in which they had shared a photograph of Sachin Tendulkar along with England all-rounder Ben Stokes with the caption ‘The greatest cricketer of all time along with Sachin Tendulkar’.
This time around, the ICC shared the same tweet with a fresh caption, ‘told you so’ after Stokes delivered a match-winning performance a couple of days ago in the Ashes.
The tweet drew flak from all quarters. While fans agreed that Ben Stokes deserved all the accolades for his outstanding knock in the third Ashes Test at Headingly, which saw England chase down 358 for victory with just one wicket in hand, they were not agree to rate him higher than legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.