Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Friday tweeted a photo which left fans in splits. 

The picture was a morphed version of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi photo in which the two legendary footballers posed while engaged in a game of chess. The photo was shared on social media by both the footballers ahead of the start of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

CSK have recently used the same image and replaced the faces of Ronaldo and Messi with that of West Indian cricketers Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo.

“Mates to continue their gambit as coaches,” the caption of the picture read.

Reacting to the post a fan wrote, “MI Batting coach pollard smashed CSK bowling coach yesterday in T10 league,”

“Rare good tweet, nowadays Leo Admin of a champion franchise for a reason,” another fan commented.

The development came on a day when explosive all-rounder Bravo hanged up his gloves from IPL and was appointed the bowling coach of CSK. A few days earlier aggressive batter Pollard had retired from the cash-rich league. Subsequently, he was appointed batting coach of the Mumbai Indians.

Both the great cricketers from West Indies have been stalwarts for Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings respectively. They have played pivotal roles for the stunning success of both the teams in the league.