MS Dhoni, the former Indian captain and wicketkeeper-batsman, had his blue tick removed from his official Twitter account on Friday evening.
American microblogging and social networking sites then realised that this wasn’t going in their favour and so eventually decided to restore the blue tick in MS Dhoni’s official account.
The blue tick was eventually reinstated by the American microblogging and social networking site.
What is the blue tick for?
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Bluetick is basically the mark of verified accounts and pages. Earlier this evening, when the blue tick was removed from Dhoni’s account, everyone on social media became shocked.
Twitter usually proved the blue tick to individuals or organisations to differentiate the original account from the rest of the accounts.
Despite having millions of followers, Dhoni is barely active on social media. On Twitter, he has 8.2 million followers, while on Facebook, he has over 26 million and on Instagram, he has 34.5 million.
Why was the blue tick removed?
The lack of engagement on Mahi’s social media platform was thought to be the reason for the removal of the blue tick. The last tweet from Dhoni was on January 8, 2021, where he shared a moment from his farming venture.
Responding to ANI’s email, a Twitter spokesperson said, “Thanks for your email. The verified badge of MS Dhoni’s Twitter account has been restored. The referenced account has been inactive since February 2021.”
The spokesperson further added, “As explained in the Twitter verification policy, Twitter may automatically remove the blue verified badge and verified status if the account becomes inactive or is incomplete. Inactivity is based on logging in. To keep the account active, the account holder must make sure to log in at least every 6 months.”
MS Dhoni back into action
MS Dhoni retired from international cricket on the 15th of August, 2020. He is currently captaining his team, Chennai Super Kings, in the Indian Premier League.
IPL will be back in action at UAE on September 19 as the Mumbai Indians take on Dhoni’s Chennai. On October 8, the league stage of this season’s IPL will be contested between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals.
The 1st Qualifier will take place in Dubai on October 10, followed by the Eliminator and Qualifier 2 in Sharjah on October 11 and 13, respectively. On October 15th, the IPL final will be hosted in Dubai.