Moments after Indian Premier League (IPL) teams Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) were suspended for two years by the Supreme Court in the 2013 IPL betting and spot fixing scandal, Twitterati had a field day on the social networking site.
Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra. Pic/ PTI
Former CSK team official Gurunath Meiyappan and Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra were suspended for life from any cricketing activity undertaken by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
The guilty duo were also suspended from any cricket related activity for a period of five years. They were earlier found guilty of betting in the scandal that rocked the lucrative Twenty20 tournament in 2013.
The hashtag #IPLVerdict was trending for the entire day with most hailing the decision, but there were some who were lamenting the decision.
Some tweets were downright hilarious. Most of them took the opportunity to poke fun at the officials associated with franchises, the teams and just anybody 'corrupt'.
Check them out:
Raheel Khursheed @Raheelk
Does this mean Gurunath Meiyappan can't even play text book cricket? #IPLVerdict
"Lodhe lag gaye" - CSK & RR
Sadak Chhap @Aditya_Kat0ch
Irony is, CSK won the fair play award almost every season.. #IPLVerdict
Funnily Serious @notionalview
Can't believe Ambani is the cleanest guy in #IPL now ... LOL #IPLVerdict
Sumit Mutha @sumyakay
Ban IPL itself the whole concept is based on fixing and moneymaking !!!!! #IPLVerdict
Amit Parsan @amitparsan
Eventually only Delhi will be left in the IPL and it will still not win!! #IPLVerdict
Dhwanit Vaidya @DhwanitVaidya
And they say csk won 6 out of 8 IPL fair play award!! Lol #IPLVerdict
Robin Kapoor @TaruSays
Yuvraj Singh's father Yograj Singh will be most happy today on this #IPLverdict. Hahahaah
Azam Khan's Buffalo @jenaanindya
They shud've banned Gurunath for that difficult surname much earlier #IPLVerdict
Sand-d Singh @Sand_In_Deed
CSK & RR should have hired Salman Khan's Lawyer for this #IPLVerdict
#Bahubali Thackeray @Madan_Chikna
Ban Siddhu too for 7 years from commentary #IPLVerdict