While Punjab Kings all-rounder Deepak Hooda contribute much in the first match of the UAE leg against Rajasthan Royals, he has come under the scanner for his social media post ahead of the match on Tuesday ( September 21). He has been accused of breaching the anti-corruption guidelines.
The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) — headed by Shabir Hussein Shekhadam Khandwawala — is closely monitoring the players. Hours before the match, the Punjab Kings player took to Twitter and posted a picture that shows him putting on the helmet of the team.
“Here we go @punjabkingsipl #pbksvsrr #ipl2021 #saddapunjab,” he wrote in the caption.
The Anti-Corruption Unit of the BCCI will investigate the post.
— Deepak Hooda (@HoodaOnFire) September 21, 2021
“ACU will look into this post. Our restrictions are that there shall not be any talk about the composition of the team,” the official was quoted as saying by Cricket Addictor. On being asked about how cricketers should react to social media messages from fans and followers, the official said: “There is a guideline on the dos and don’ts.”
Meanwhile, Hooda was dismissed without troubling the scorers as Punjab Kings lost the game by two runs in the end.