Ahead of the start of the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League(IPL), a controversy was sparked by Rajasthan Royals after the social media team made a funny post about the team skipper Sanju Samson. The social media team of Rajasthan Royals have the reputation of putting out some rib-tickling posts. Recently, they posted an edited photo of Sanju Samson sitting on the team bus. Though it was quite hilarious to some fans, it did not sit well with the Royals’ skipper. He blasted the social media team which eventually led to the franchise considering a revamp to its social media administration.
Sanju Samson was furious with the post
Samson was extremely frustrated with the post and expressed his distaste on Twitter. He responded to the Tweet as he wrote on his official Twitter account: “Its ok for friends to do all this but teams should be professional..”
You can check the screengrab of the Tweets below:
The Royals came up with forward taking note of the controversial incident and issued a statement. They have made it clear that after the latest incident, they will be making changes to their approach and team on social media.
Rajasthan Royals issues official statement
“Everything is well within the squad ahead of the first game as the boys prepare for SRH. The management will revisit our overall digital strategy and appoint a new team in due course.
“We realise that it is the IPL season and fans want the account to post updates regularly. We will find temporary solutions in the interim,” said the Rajasthan Royals management on their official website.
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) March 25, 2022
Speaking about Samson, he is all set to lead the Rajasthan Royals for the second season after making his captaincy debut in IPL 2022. Samson was retained by the inaugural champions for Rs. 15 crore alongside English wicket-keeper batter Jos Buttler and uncapped Yashasvi Jaiswal for Rs. 11 and Rs. 4 crore respectively.
Royals are set to start their campaign with a blockbuster match against SunRisers Hyderabad on March 29 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.
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