After social media wesbite and app Twitter removed the legacy verified blue ticks from all accounts, a list of India and international cricketers lost their checkmarks. The lists includes the likes of MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Other than them, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav among others too have lost their blue ticks on Twitter. Among the international stars, David Warner, Shoaib Akhtar, Faf du Plessis, Ricky Ponting are some of the cricketers who have lost the blue checkmark. Twitter had earlier announced that it will remove all the legacy blue ticks by April 20 and only those who take subscription to Twitter Blue will get the badge.
Ashwin and AB de Villiers still have the Twitter blue badge
R Ashwin and AB de Villiers are two popular cricketers who still have the Twitter Blue. The reason is that they have subscribed to Twitter Blue. When clicked on the blue tick against their name, a pop appears which says ‘This account is verified because they are subscribed to Twitter Blue and verified their phone number. The Twitter Blue costs USD 8/month via the web and USD 11/month through the in-app payment on iOS and Android.
Who all are other celebrities with no Twitter blue mark?
Apart from cricketers, politicians like Rahul Gandhi and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to bollywood celebrities Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan have lost their blue ticks as well. Actresses Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt and Anushka Sharma have also lost the checkmarks on Twitter.
Blue tick or not, Dhoni wants to win today
The Twitter blue tick is currently the hot topic on social media but Dhoni cannot care less about it. He is no more a social media addict he used to be in the past. If you scroll down his Twitter enough and go back to 2013, you will see him live tweet football matches, especially those of Manchester United. He even live tweeted a Rohit Sharma knock. But Dhoni stays away from social media nowadays. His main focus today will be to get the two important points for Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
The Chennai-based franchise will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at home. CSK are currently placed at third spot in the IPL 2023 Points Table woth 3 wins and 2 losses respectively. They are coming into this game after a good win vs RCB, a few nights ago. SRH lost their last match and will be hoping for a much improved outing vs Chennai.