Many celebrities and sports persons have become a victim of hacking, one such incident recently surfaced involving a star all-rounder of the Indian Cricket Team. Team India and SunRisers Hyderabad all-rounder Washington Sundar's official Twitter handle appeared to get hacked as NFT-related tweets have been shared from the handle on June 5.
In January 2022, Lucknow Super Giants all-rounder Krunal Pandya's account was also hacked and the hackers demanded ransom from the cricketer and threatened to sell the account. Apart from this, IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore's Twitter handle was hacked earlier this year and their name was changed to "Bored Ape Yacht Club".
On Monday morning, Washington Sundar's official Twitter handle, which has around 800k followers, shared three posts related to NFT investments and fans believe that the all-rounder's account is hacked. However, fans commented on the posts and asked whether the account is hacked, to which, the account replied, "No".
Meanwhile, the BCCI is yet to comment on the matter as no official update has been received from the board or the cricketer. Washington Sundar, who represents SunRisers Hyderabad in the IPL, was ruled out of the 2023 season midway after suffering a hamstring injury. In his seven games in the IPL 2023, Sundar scored 60 runs and picked up seven wickets for SRH.