Former India batsman Vinod Kambli on Wednesday apologised for offensive tweets posted on his Twitter handle.
There were several tweets on Tuesday from his verified Twitter handle targeting former cricketers Navjot Singh Sidhu, Rameez Raja and Shoaib Akhtar.
The former left-handed batsman has deleted those comments since and offered his apologies saying it was his friend who was posting on his behalf.
“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,” he wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.
Kambli said that the friend is a big Mumbai Indians fan and it was his way of venting his frustration following Mumbai’s 7-wicket loss against Rajasthan Royals in an Indian Premier League match on Tuesday.
“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,” he wrote.