Raina's controversial tweet hurt Pakistan?

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Updated: Saturday, October 6, 2012, 16:25 [IST]
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Mumbai, Oct 5: India's Suresh Raina, disappointed with the team's ouster from World T20 as they failed to make it to the semi-finals of the mega event tweeted on his micro-blogging site in a controversial manner after Sri Lanka defeated the arch-rivals on Thursday.

Raina's tweet against rivals Pak harsh

Raina, following the match at home, tweeted on his micro-blogging page, twitter as the arch-rivals would also return to their respective homes in a matter of two days after India failed to qualify for the semifinals.

According to a report on Mid-day, the tweet which had strong words that hit the Pakistan players hard, was removed later, as it would lead to a controversy.

"Ek do din late gaye ghar !!!! Woh bhi besharam ki tarah Gaye... Bye bye Pakistan!" Raina tweeted on his micro-blogging page.

However, on Friday he clarified that the tweet was posted by his nephew. He wrote: "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," the left-hander wrote in another tweet.

Moreover, Raina also tweeted that he is happy being back after a long time and his excited was quite visible in the tweet as he was thrilled to join his IPL team for Champions League T20 which starts from Oct 13.

"Back home after so many days.. Can't wait to Join The Chennai Super kings For CL.." tweeted Raina, who has been a crucial member of the Chennai team ever since the first edition of IPL.

India having won the last Super Eights clash against South Africa by one-run, couldn't qualify for the semifinals, as they had to restrict Proteas to 121 or less in the last game, in order to earn a semifinal berth as India's net run-rate was less than Pakistan.


Story first published:  Friday, October 5, 2012, 11:36 [IST]
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