KARACHI: India's Suresh Raina has found himself in the midst of an embarrassing situation after a tweet demeaning the Pakistan cricket team appeared on his Twitter account.
"Ek do din late gaye ghar !!!! Woh bhi besharam ki tarah Gaye... Bye bye Pakistan!!!!" was tweeted by Raina's official Twitter account @ImRaina regarding Pakistan's World Twenty20 exit after losing to Sri Lanka in the semi-final.
The tweet was deleted after receiving a negative response from his followers and Raina posted an explanation the next day saying that it had been tweeted by his nephew.
"Smart phones r dangerous. Discovered it last night after my nephew posted random tweets. I'm a sportsman and would never disrespect."
"Though I already deleted it, I felt its better to clarify. To all those who r upset, I'm sorry. I'm not one to show disrespect," Raina tweeted.
However, his excuse has not been accepted widely and a parody account @raina_nephew has also been made.
India were knocked out of the World Twenty20 after the Super Eights stage as Pakistan and Australia progressed to the semi-finals.