All-rounder Krunal Pandya's official Twitter account was hacked on January 27, derogatory tweets were sent out from his account. The hackers posted several tweets and even put out his account on sale for Bitcoins. The hackers didn't stop here. They went on to post some tweets using foul language.
There have been incidents where cricketers' official social media handles have been hacked by miscreants. Players like Shane Watson, Mohammed Siraj, etc have been the victim of hacking and duping at the hands of hackers. In 2018, Mohammed Siraj's Instagram and Facebook accounts were hacked by his 14-year-fan, who was later nabbed by the Telangana police.
In 2019, Shane Watson's Instagram handle was hacked and some illicit pictures were added. He took to Twitter to apologize for the incident and also urged Instagram to help him out. Four days before this incident, his Twitter handle was also hacked.
— TUSHAR™ 🇮🇳 (@Cricaddict07) January 27, 2022
Meanwhile, Pandya plays for Baroda in domestic cricket and has played five ODIs and 19 T20Is for India. He played for Mumbai in the Indian T20 League till 2021. He was released by the five-time champions ahead of the player retention last year.
In his ITL career, the left-hander has played 84 games since 2016 and amassed 1143 runs at an average of 22.86 and a strike rate of 138.54, with the highest score of 86 runs. He has also picked 51 wickets at an average of 34.76 and an economy of 7.36. In ODI cricket, his records suggested that he is more of a batting all-rounder as he has accumulated 130 runs averaging 65, and picked two wickets averaging 111. In T20Is, he is averaging 36.93, with 15 wickets to his name