Tushar Deshpande, of Chennai Super Kings (CSK), is embroiled in a fake quote controversy attributed to Deshpande and in social media. The incident happened after CSK’s win over Mumbai Indians (MI) in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 Media went viral, where he allegedly claimed that he took over MI Captain Rohit Sharma comfortably. Read Also: Dhoni breaks his own IPL record for highest viewership
This sparked outrage from MI fans, who took it as a disrespectful comment toward Sharma. Deshpande quickly took to Instagram to deny the fake quote, saying that he has great respect for all legends in the game and would never make such a statement. He urged fans not to spread fake news and show respect to all players. Despite the fake date controversy, Deshpande had a memorable game, playing only his second
Earlier, CSK captain MS Dhoni praised Deshpande’s potential and the team’s faith in him, saying they believe in him. He added that playing in the IPL brings a different kind of pressure but Deshpande has a lot of potential for improvement. Dhoni stressed that Deshpande needs to avoid pinless bowling and be more consistent in his performance. Dhoni’s praise for Deshpande underscores the team’s belief in his ability and potential. Despite the fake quotes controversy, Deshpande has shown his skills and has a bright future ahead of him in the IPL.