Fans on Twitter have come up with certain fixing allegations in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) after a deleted tweet from Mumbai Indians (MI) has sparked controversy on the internet. Mumbai Indians took on Delhi Capitals (DC) in match 27 of IPL 2020 on Sunday at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Winning the toss, Delhi Capitals elected to bat first. Ajinkya Rahane came in for the injured Rishabh Pant while Alex Carey made his way into the team in place of Shimron Hetmeyer. Batting first, Delhi Capitals scored 162 runs in the first innings for the loss of 4 wickets in their 20 overs. Their star opener, Shikhar Dhawan smashed a marvellous half-century to carry his team to a respectable total.
Mumbai Indians chased the target in a very comfortable position as Quinton de Kock and Suryakumar Yadav scored decent half-centuries for the 4-time IPL champions.
IPL 2020 Fixed? Fans On Twitter Troll Mumbai Indians As A Controversial Tweet Sparks Fixing Rumours
All the franchises, irrespective of their performance on the field, have been absolutely marvellous off the field in this year’s IPL. The franchises have been quite active on social media and have used the platforms quite well in terms of creating engagement among their fans.
However, on Sunday, a tweet from the Mumbai Indians’ official account has sparked fixing allegations in the IPL and fans have once again taken aim at the entire tournament.
Within few minutes of the clash, Mumbai Indians posted a tweet stating Delhi Capitals’ final score at the end of the first innings and to the surprise of many fans, both the scores were inch-perfect similar. The Mumbai Indians’ tweet stated that DC will finish at 163/5 in their innings and surprisingly, DC finished at 162-4.
Watch the controversial tweet here:
@mipaltan tweeted this at 7:38. Score 163/5 in 19.5 overs. At the time of the tweet it was 2nd over with 1 wicket down. Final score 162/4.
Looks like something big fishing going on in #IPL2020 .@CBItweets @MumbaiPolice isn’t this worth investigating. pic.twitter.com/AbAKgoadnF
— Lisborn Lopes🔰🇮🇳 (@lisborn7mufc) October 11, 2020
— νιgηєѕн (@VickyVjMsd) October 11, 2020
Now, the tweet is nowhere to be found on the internet. However, the fans were quick enough to take screenshots and shared it on the online platform sparking controversy after the game. Mumbai Indians won the game by 5 wickets and have now gone on top of the IPL 2020 points table.
However, the IPL governing council and the BCCI might have to answer on behalf of the franchise in the coming days as this plot might soon turn out to be one of the defining moments in the history of the tournament.