Bangladesh lost the Asia Cup 2018 final against India by 3 wickets and some of the fans did not take the loss too sportingly. A hacker community from Bangladesh, named Cyber Security & Intelligence (CSI) hacked into the website of the Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli on Tuesday in order to protest the decision made by umpires in the final played on 28th September which went against Bangladesh team.
According to Dhaka Tribune, Cyber Security & Intelligence (CSI), a Bangladeshi hacker community posted a collage of four photos on Kohli’s official website, alleging foul play during the Asia Cup final and also asked the ICC to take stern actions against the umpire.
On the same day, CSI on their Facebook page shared a post that read, “Dear ICC, Didn’t Cricket use to be a gentlemen’s game? Shouldn’t every team have fair rights? Please explain how it was out? If you don’t officially apologize to the whole world and take actions against the umpire then get ready to be hacked every single time you recover the site.”
Bangladesh opener Liton Das, who was in fine touch during the final, was stumped by MS Dhoni on 121 off 117 deliveries.
While his dismissal was approved by the third umpire Rod Tucker, the Bangladeshi fans were miffed by the decision as they thought the batsman was given out unfairly and his dismissal turned the contest in India’s favour.
In another post shared on the Facebook, the hackers also claimed that the group does not mean any ‘disrespect’ to India but are unhappy with the ‘injustice’ faced by Bangladesh team.
“And my fellow Indian brothers and sisters, We mean no disrespect to you guys. Please think about it. How would you feel if injustice was done with your team? Every single national team should be treated equally in the game,” the hackers wrote.