India’s world cup winning captain MS Dhoni lost the blue tick of his Twitter account, this Friday. Here’s why
The microblogging and social networking platform Twitter assigns the verification blue tick symbol to the original accounts of individuals and organizations to differentiate them from the other accounts created by a similar name. The blue tick beside the Twitter account of former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was taken off this Friday. Read on to know why this happened.
Twitter Takes Down The Blue Tick Of MS Dhoni Account
While Dhoni is not an active user of social media and hardly posts anything on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, he garners a following of 8.2 million on Twitter, over 26 million on Facebook and 34.5 million on Instagram. However, unlike his colleagues, Captain Cool rarely ever connects with his fans and followers through these platforms. This may also be the reason why Twitter took down the blue tick from his account.
His last tweet dates back to January 8 of this year in which he talked about his farming venture. He posted the same on Instagram. As for Facebook, Dhoni was last active on April 30. Following is his last tweet.
If I keep going to the farm there won’t be any strawberry left for the market https://t.co/2AFuwOrmCA
— Mahendra Singh Dhoni (@msdhoni) January 8, 2021
What’s even crazier is the fact that despite his inactivity, one of his tweets went viral this Thursday. This happened after the Indian men’s hockey team secured the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics by defeating Germany 5-4. In the tweet, Dhoni celebrated the time when Hockey’s Men in Blue brought the Gold home by winning the 2014 Asian Games.
Outstanding day today not because CSK got into the finals but because INDIAN HOCKEY TEAM won the gold medal,thanks for making us proud
— Mahendra Singh Dhoni (@msdhoni) October 2, 2014
August 15, 2020 was when Dhoni retired from international cricket, though he will be back in action at the Indian Premier League playing for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) when the tournament resumes its UAE leg in September. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced a total of 31 IPL matches which will take place within a duration of 27 days.
CSK will go head-to-head against Mumbai Indians (MI) on September 19 to resume the remainder of IPL 2021. October 8 will witness the final game of the league stage. It will be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals.
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