Twitter, on Saturday, released the list of hashtags for IPL 2021.

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news IPL 2021 Saturday, April 03, 2021 - 16:08

Cricket fans on social media had a field day on Saturday as Twitter released its list of hashtags for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Like every edition, this year’s IPL hashtags involved the slogans of each team with an emoji of the teams’ jerseys. What prompted users to react with humour was that the hashtag for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team had the emoji of Chennai Super Kings (CSK)’s yellow jersey. RCB’s jersey is a combination of red and black.

The hashtags released by Twitter were a combination of the names of the franchises or the slogans, followed by an emoji of the team jerseys. CSK’s hashtags had the terms ‘Whistle Podu’ and ‘Yellove’, while the hashtags for Sunrisers Hyderabad are ‘Orange Army’ and ‘Orange or nothing’. Similarly, the hashtags for RCB are ‘Play Bold’ and ‘We are challengers’. However, instead of a red and black jersey emoji, Twitter hashtags for RCB popped up with CSK’s yellow jersey, sparking a massive reaction from fans of RCB and other teams on Twitter.

RCB reacted to the faux pas by taking a dig at Twitter and telling them to hire good engineers from Bengaluru to fix it. “Hey @Twitter @TwitterIndia, looks like you need better tech engineers. Bengaluru is the right place to start hiring. #WhatsWithYourEmojis,” the franchise tweeted.

Meanwhile, CSK ensured its involvement in highlighting its jersey in RCB’s hashtag by publishing memes from Tamil films.

Several users also took a dig at Twitter and the teams in light of the mix-up.

The IPL is scheduled to begin on April 9 and the first phase of the games will be held behind closed doors. This year’s IPL has also been scheduled in such a way that the teams will not play a single match on their home grounds. For example, CSK will not play even a single game at Chepauk stadium in Chennai, while Mumbai Indians will not be playing a match in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.

All the teams have started their pre-league camp in the cities allotted to them, with many of the players currently undergoing quarantine before they are allowed to join the squad. 

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