You know what they say, "A digital footprint lasts forever". And former Indian cricketer Vinod Kambli experienced just that on Wednesday, much to his dismay.
The controversial former sportsman was in the news yet again because of a series of abusive tweets written about commentators Navjot Singh Sidhu, Ramiz Raja and Shoaib Akhtar.
From saying hateful things about "taking money for commentary" to saying abusive things about countries, Kambli had a lot of nasty things to say about the Indian Premiere League (IPL), and one-day matches.
Later, however, Kambli deleted the offensive tweets and apologised, claiming that a "friend" had posted those tweets and that he had since "fired" him.
Morning friends.the tweets were not from me I apologize on behalf of my friend who had my phone and was tweeting.I fired him.sorry to all— vinodkambli (@vinodkambli349) April 15, 2015
My friends pls I request you that what my friend did last night was wrong.He is a big MI supporter.He doesn't like losing.I am sorry again— vinodkambli (@vinodkambli349) April 15, 2015
But this bizarre apology landed him in more trouble, with the social media going bonkers over his statement of "firing" his friend.
Police: Where is your friend who tweeted that stuff?
Vinod Kambli: I fired him.
P: Ok, what abt your other friends?
VK: They fired me.— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) April 15, 2015
I think Vinod Kambli is onto something. We should all fire a friend once in a while.— Mosharraf Zaidi (@mosharrafzaidi) April 15, 2015
First Vinod Kambli became a parody cricketer.
Then he became a parody twitter account.— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) April 15, 2015
Vinod Kambli: There's a reson Rahul Gandhi isn't on twitter.— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) April 15, 2015
Facebook friend options for Vinod Kambli pic.twitter.com/bqDR0r4Zzs— Rahul Roushan (@rahulroushan) April 15, 2015
Vinod Kambli fired his friend. And Salman Khan protected his driver for 12 years.
Salman Khan is a real hero :D— sagarcasm (@sagarcasm) April 15, 2015
One does not simply fire friends,
Unless he's Vinod Kambli.
😂😂— WeAreIIN/Dishank (@10dOOlkar) April 15, 2015
Vinod Kambli is his own parody account— Priyanka Lahiri (@lahirip) April 15, 2015
If this doesn't get Vinod Kambli followers, I don't know what will.— Full Metal Bitch (@AaruC) April 14, 2015