Team India’s second World Cup match was an absolute pleasure to watch. Shikhar Dhawan’s brilliant century and skipper Virat Kohli’s 82-run knock with some smashing sixes got the men in blue to a whopping total of 352. Team Australia was unable to chase this formidable total and lost the game by 36 runs.
— ICC (@ICC) June 9, 2019
Apart from the game itself, there was something else that had Desi cricket fans in a tizzy. And the source of all the confusion was this puzzling tweet by former cricketer and now commentator, Sourav ‘Dada’ Ganguly.
His comments on Twitter is a bit like his batting meaningless and and lack of ideas .. may be just an attention seeker…in the negative way 😂
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) June 9, 2019
This head-scratcher had everyone asking this question.
Who is Dada talking about?
— Jon Snow (@Sarfaraz_420) June 9, 2019
So desi Twitter put their thinking caps on and decided to decode this cryptic tweet. The discussion threw up two main contenders for whom the jibe may be targeted – former English captain Michael Vaughan and fellow commentator Sanjay Manjrekar.
Some people were sure that Dada was talking about Vaughan because he predicted India’s loss.
Dada ne bina naam liye vaughan ki le li 🤣🤣
— Vineeta Singh (@sweetybliss11) June 9, 2019
Vaughan getting the taste of DADAgiri.
— Pranjal (@Sarxastic_Singh) June 9, 2019
— Dhananjaya Naik (@Dhananjaya_naik) June 9, 2019
While others believed it was aimed at Manjrekar who had earlier tweeted about how it feels to work with Dada.
connected the dots!https://t.co/kL4HqlQWkd
— ßαtsy 🏏 (@itsalokj_) June 9, 2019
— Subhajit (@subhajitm) June 9, 2019
Is it @sanjaymanjrekar ?
— soham Samanta (@sohams87) June 9, 2019
As much as I hate Michael Vaughan's guts, I honestly and sincerely hope this is a sly on Manzrekar.
— The Zucker Doctor (@DoctorLFC) June 9, 2019
Interestingly, some netizens put forth the idea that he was talking about two people with a single tweet and lauded him for his trolling game.
— Anoop Kotwal🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@AnoopKotwal78) June 10, 2019
Dada offended both Vaughan & Manjrekar with one tweet 😂
— Roshan Rai (@RoshanKrRai) June 9, 2019
Ultimate trolling by dada
— Dr.Milind Shah 🇮🇳 (@Child_Dentist) June 9, 2019
Since no name was mentioned, we can’t be sure who exactly Sourav Ganguly was referring to in his tweet but his trolling game sure is flawless. Which is probably why the post now has 21,000 likes and over 3,000 retweets.
Who do you think he is calling an attention seeker? Tell us.