Dinda Academy: If you have been following the IPL, you know what this phrase means.
The phrase has been used to describe bowlers who are not bowling particularly well, in a reference to Ashok Dinda's performances in the IPL.
However, what started as a joke soon became a means to troll the bowler who finally addressed the issue by posting his statistics as a bowler.
The phrase has been doing rounds on the internet but the water went above Dinda's head last night when RCB posted a tweet to defend its bowler Umesh Yadav.
As Yadav took 3 wickets against KXIP, the franchise hit back at his critics who raised fingers on him for nearly failing to defend 26 runs in the final over of the match against CSK on April 21.
Dinda Academy? What's that? - the tweet read. This didn't go down well with the people who pointed out the harshness of the language, which prompted the franchise to remove and replace the tweet.
As some of you pointed out, the previous version of this tweet was in bad taste.— Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 24, 2019
However, for all of you who have relentlessly trolled this lad, he said #challengeAccepted and bowled his heart out! 4-0-36-3, 15 off his last two overs & 2 wickets in those! #PlayBold #RCBvKXIP pic.twitter.com/sLDnLRtlcf
Yup, the previous tweet was in terrible taste, and that doesn't depend on whom you were trolling.— Abhishek Mukherjee (@ovshake42) April 25, 2019
What is more, if you put a 15-wicket cutoff, Dinda has the second-best T20I bowling average among Indians.
His outstanding Ranji Trophy record is probably not relevant here.