The young Team India players post almost everything on social media. However, this time one such post backfired and irked BCCI officials back home who have reportedly sent a strong warning.
India opener KL Rahul might have impressed with two half-centuries in the warm-up games. But a post on his twitter account with a beer bottle in hand along with teammates Umesh Yadav and Stuart Binny didn't impress the BCCI top brass.
According to a report in The Hindu, the BCCI top brass said that cricketers should behave as 'role models' and has sent an advisory to the team.
“Some of the BCCI officials aren’t happy with players posting such images on social media. There has been no written communication, but the manager has been asked to send a message to the players to ensure that nothing that could set a bad example should be posted online,” a BCCI official told the newspaper.
It's no secret that cricketers do consume beer and the Australian Test team celebrates each of its win over a pint of beer.
However, the BCCI is in no mood to allow players portray such culture especially in public domain.
“Many kids blindly follow the star cricketers' actions on and off the field, so our boys have got to always keep that in mind. They should always consider the sense and sensitivities of Indian cricket fans,” said another BCCI official.
After the diktat, KL Rahul deleted the image from his social media account.