India and Delhi Capitals’ off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is known to be vocal and a humorous person not only on the field but off-field. Hence, Ravichandran Ashwin could not contain his shock when Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), while wishing the late Qazi Manjural Islam Rana, who aged 22, passed away following a motorcycle accident. Nevertheless, how the account shared the post baffled several users, including Ravichandran Ashwin.
Taking to Bangladesh Cricket Board’s official Twitter handle, it wished late Qazi Manjural Islam Rana happy birthday. The cricket board highlighted the fact that Manjural Islam was the youngest cricketer to die in the same post. The caption was “Happy Birthday to Manjural Islam Rana. One of the Greatest Tiger we ever had,”
The insensitive Tweet triggered an immediate backlash from several Twitter users, including Ravichandran Ashwin, who posted an eye-catching emoticon. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) realized it and took down the post and shared a new one to celebrate the life of the former Bangladesh cricketer. It said, “Happy Birthday to Manjural Islam Rana. One of the Greatest Tiger we ever had.” Manjural Islam Rana played six Tests and 25 ODIs after debuting in 2003. The left-arm spinner bagged five Test and 23 ODI scalps.
— Bangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) May 4, 2021
Ravichandran Ashwin cut short his IPL 2021 stint:
Meanwhile, Ravichandran Ashwin played five matches before pulling out of IPL 2021 as his family members had tested positive for COVID-19. Nevertheless, the 34-year old initially revealed he is backing out of the competition to join his family in the fight against the outbreak. He featured in five matches, but took only one wicket for the Capitals. Delhi topped the IPL 2021 points table before the entire tournament was called off due to the rising cases of COVID-19 within the bubble.