Rajasthan Royals (RR) will start their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 campaign against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on March 29 at the MCA Stadium in Pune. The inaugural season winners will be hoping to grab their second IPL title in the fifteenth edition of the cash-rich league.

In the meantime, one of RR’s social media pranks hasn’t gone down well with their captain Sanju Samson as the Kerela cricketer went on to express his disappointment. It all happened after the Royals posted a picture of Samson relaxing on the team bus. But, RR took their creative skills to the next level and photoshopped Samson as a girl with the caption “Kya khoob lagte ho.”

Samson reacted to the tweet and did not mince his words at all, suggesting that the social media team should be more responsible. He quote retweeted the post and wrote: “It’s okay for friends to do all this, but teams should be professional.”

Here’s how Sanju reacted:

@rajasthanroyals pic.twitter.com/JMJf17kmqQ

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After this incident, the Royals management was quick to take the note and decided to fire the whole social media team, stating that a new team with a new digital strategy would come into place.

“In light of today’s events, we will be making changes to our approach and team on social media. Everything is well within the squad ahead of the first game as the boys prepare for SRH. The management will revisit our overall digital strategy and appoint a new team in due course,” said RR in an official statement.

“We realise that it is the IPL season and fans want the account to post updates regularly. We will find temporary solutions in the interim,” the statement added.

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