Former Test batsman Dean Jones has lashed out at a joke made by Richie Benaud's parody Twitter account, after he was inadvertently entangled in a racism row involving new Australian spinner Fawad Ahmed.
According to news.com.au, the imbroglio was prompted by a tweet sent out by the Benaud parody account, which has more than 45,000 followers, about Ahmed's decision not to wear the logo of beer sponsor Victoria Bitter during the limited-overs series in England.
The tweet from the Benaud parody referenced Jones' infamous comments from 2006 in which he called South African batsman Hashim Amla a "terrorist" during live TV commentary of a Test match, the report said
This prompted a furious response from Jones himself, as well as the Australian Cricketers Association, the report added.
It even prompted Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland to issue a statement clarifying that Jones did not make the comments attributed to him by the parody account, the report further said. (ANI)