When Moody called Moodys; how a cricketeer turned coach suddenly became a financial credit ratings agency

Last Updated: Wed, Jun 27, 2018 11:50 hrs
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Cricketer turned coach, Tom Moody, during a net session with the Sunrisers Hyderabad team.

Being trolled on twitter for no reason is nothing new. But what happens when you get trolled for apparently sharing the same name with a financial credit ratings agency?

Ace Cricketer turned coach Tom Moody who had been in a similar situation might suggest a simple clarification as a best remedy to excuse oneself from such controversies.

Apparently, a bunch of over-enthusiastic political workers from Trivandrum, Kerala started a conversation, alleging that the cricketer played a crucial role in getting India a good financial credit report.

The real Moodys, the credit rating agency, upgraded India's local and foreign currency issuer ratings and also gave a stable rating from a previously positive outlook for the overall economy.

Later, confused CPM twitter users mistook the 52 year old Australian cricketer for the credit agency and bombarded twitter. In fact, this was a roast of sorts.

A twitter user who apparently seemed miffed, tweeted "We communist party (CPM) understand you take commission from Modi and give good report. Shame, shame Moody."

Another one, a little extreme, read, "In 2019 election, you will see your Modi bite the dust, you ******* Moody."

Tom Moody, the cricketer remained unfazed even as he replied with a smiley, hitting back to his so-called detractors.

Here is a tweet from the ace cricketer himself.

Twitter gaffes have not spared the high, mighty, and even the humble. In fact when anti-apartheid revolutionary leader and South African President Nelson Mandela passed away in 2013, Twitter users shared their reactions and respect to Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman. Freeman who acted as Mandela in the movie Invictus, featured on a bill board with remembrances.

It took some time for the confused billboard owner and twitter users to realize their follies. But by then, the story had caused much embarrassment.

Twitter usage has been rising thanks to cheaper access to the internet. With more cheaper plans post the launch of Reliance's Jio and availability of cheaper handsets, there is a probability that we may get to see more such gaffes.

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