Former India pacer Venkatesh Prasad, who created quite a stir on Saturday with a series of posts on social media platform X (formerly Twitter) that carried a heavy tone of criticism which appeared to have been directed at the cricketing authorities, tried to make it more general on Sunday by reposting a deleted tweet with a new line.
On Saturday, one of his posts read: “It takes one corrupt, arrogant guy to take away the hard work of an organisation that is generally non-corrupt and get a stamp of corruption on the whole leadership, not just on a micro level but at a large level.”
While he didn’t mention which “organisation” he was talking about, netizens speculated that it might be directed at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Prasad, however, later deleted the post, even though he explained his intentions in another post.
“That was a general tweet where i spoke about how one person who is corrupt can undo a lot of good work of his organisation and it can have large scale implication on a macro level as well in any field. Since i was also speaking about the inefficiency of the BCCI around tickets in othsr tweets, it led to confusion and looked out of context. Hence deleted,” read the 54-year-old’s clarification post late on Saturday.
However, on Sunday morning, Prasad reposted the deleted tweet with minor tweaks and a new line which said his observation held true for multiple fields, not just sports.
So his new post on Sunday read: “It takes one corrupt, arrogant guy to take away the hardwork of an otherwise non-corrupt organisation and spoil the reputation of an entire organisation & the impact isn’t just micro but at a macro level. This is true in every field, be it politics,sports, journalistm, corporate.”
In an earlier tweet, Prasad had also hit out at the ACC’s decision to have a reserve day only for the match between India and Pakistan in the ongoing Asia Cup.