Matt Parkinson’s old tweets: The English spinner’s old tweets against the Indian players have gone viral across social media platforms.
England spinner Matt Parkinson has come under the scanner for his old tweets which see him heavily criticizing India captain Virat Kohli, former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and domestic cricket in India.
Screenshots of the severe criticism from a verified account with username “@mattyparky96” have gone viral since yesterday.
It is worth mentioning that the account doesn’t exist on social media platform Twitter anymore. Furthermore, there isn’t any new verified Twitter account of the English leg-spinner who made his ODI debut against South Africa in the first ODI of the ongoing England’s tour of South Africa.
Matt Parkinson’s old tweets
From expressing his “hate” towards Kohli to calling both him and Dhoni as “disgraces” to questioning India’s domestic structure which allowed all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja to score three triple centuries, Parkinson appeared to have disliked the Indian cricketers in the past. The tweets are dated back to years 2012, 2013 and 2014.
With the account no longer existing, not much can be speculated regarding the authenticity of the same. As far as the Indian fans are concerned, they haven’t particularly liked the tweets for obvious reasons. Read some of the tweets from fans on the same below:
@BCCI @englandcricket @ECB_cricket You need to take action against matt parkinson for using derogatory words against legends like kohli and dhoni.He even tweeted fuck off India. You need to tell him the money which his forefathers had was looted from India itself #dhoniweneedyou
— Big boss (@ProModi2) February 7, 2020
Parkinson deleted his tweet about Virat 🤣
— Where’s the 44th? (@Kohlify) February 5, 2020
— bharat agrawal (@bharat3785) February 6, 2020
Parkinson, 23, had made his T20I debut during the tour of New Zealand in November last year. Representing Lancashire in the last season of the Vitality T20 Blast, Parkinson dismissing 21 batsmen in 12 T20s at an average of 14.61, an economy rate of 7.48 and a strike rate of 11.7 played a vital role in him making a national debut.