Ever since AB de Villiers made the announcement of his retirement across all forms of cricket, Twitter has been flooded with tweets from cricketers and experts across the globe. Everyone is congratulating Mr. 360 in their own unique ways to celebrate ABD's illustrious career. However, the tribute by former Delhi pacer - Parvinder Awana - did not go down too well with the fans on social media.
The 35-year-old, who played for King XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings), posted an old video of him playing against AB de Villiers in IPL. However, it wasn't the kind of footage that cricket lovers were expecting from him on the day when ABD has hung up his boots on his phenomenal cricket career.
In the footage shared by Awana, the former RCB player can be seen getting clean bowled by the pacer while trying to play a scoop shot. "Thank you @ABdeVilliers17 for your contribution to cricket," Awana stated in the caption.
Check out Awana's tweet here:
Fans unhappy with former Indian pacer
As expected, the sarcastic tweet by Parvinder Awana angered the fans on social media who adore ABD so much. There were lot of angry reactions on his post within a few minutes with many trying to troll the cricketer back by commenting 'Who are you?'.
One fan even urged him to delete his tweet and asked him not to troll the legendary cricketer. However, one of the most epic replies came from a fan who shared the video of the previous delivery where the right-handed batsman had smashed a huge 87m six into the stands.
Check out the tweets:
It must be noted that Parvinder Awana has played for Indian in 2 T20Is, way back in 2012. While, only he would know his intentions behind the tweet, it was obvious that it wasn't the smartest way to congratulate ABD especially from a former international cricketer.