Though Vinod Kambli may not be remembered by cricket fans much, he does things which bag headlines. And what better time than the IPL to come to limelight as the event is one of the most watched sporting events in the world.
The former left handed batsman for India has once again hogged the headlines for all the wrong reasons. The player via his twitter handle @vinodkambli349 posted a number of tweets, which targeted IPL commentators such as Rameez Raja, Shoaib Akhtar, and Navjot Singh Sidhu.
Former cricketers Raja, Akhtar and Sidhu were experts in the studio during IPL Extraaa innings, which takes place before the match starts.
Some of Kambli's tweets can be read below:
"Siddhu sirf saayri mein busy hai.comments koun karegaa mera baap .himmat hai toh siddhu ko bolo mera sammna kare.iski toh kar donga mein"
"Pakistani ko har channel mein lekar aatey ho.aarey unse kaho unke channel mein Humko gaali dete hai.Hai hai Pakistan.zindabad Hindustan"
"Abhey mein rameez or sohaib se naaraz nahin ho aapne joh Uun Pakistani koh aapnaye hai joh Humko gaali dekar humsien he Paisa lete hai"
However, Kambli apologised to all stating that it was not him, who had tweeted the above messages but his friend, whom he has "fired" now.
The apology tweet read:
Morning friends.the tweets were not from me I apologize on behalf of my friend who had my phone and was tweeting.I fired him.sorry to all— vinodkambli (@vinodkambli349) April 15, 2015
It is after his tweet, people started to taking digs at him on Twitter.
Let's Do Nothing tweeted – "Vinod Kambli thought BCCI as a friend. Sad they fired them..."
Gaurav Parab posted - #vinodkambli 's friend got fired for something that the nation keeps saying bout Siddhu ji. I so want to go 'awwww' for his friend.
Keh Ke Peheno tweeted - "If they keep losing, Mumbai Indians definitely need a specialized crying coach like Vinod Kambli. #IPL"
Dr. Strangelove tweeted- "Vinod Kambli drunk again. Why he acts like a #GHATI even after being from celebrity circle"
Dipankar #LDL tweeted – "ALL OF YOU JOBLESS GUYS, GOOD NEWS! THERE ARE SOME VACANCIES NOW AS YOU KNOW VINOD KAMBLI HAS FIRED HIS FRIENDS."
Sagarcsm posted – "If you have to send a friend request to Vinod Kambli on Facebook, you have to attach a resume along with it."
Catty tweeted - "Vinod Kambli is soo lonely that he has to hire friends."
This is not the first time that the former Mumbai batsman has landed in such a soup, as he has made some controversial comments in the past as well.
He had even stated that the 1996 World Cup semi-final in India was fixed.
Other such controversies include incidents of him creating trouble in his society along with his infamous comment, where he stated that Sachin Tendulkar did not help him when he should have.