Durban – The ICC has been left with egg on its face after mixing up Proteas opening bowlers Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi.
Rabada was awarded the Wisden Golden Boy of the Year earlier this week, an honour for the best U-23 player in world cricket for 2018.
Ngidi, meanwhile, came in at No 9 on the list.
Then, on Wednesday, the ICC ran a story on their website quoting Cricket South Africa (CSA) CEO Thabang Moroe in praising Rabada for his achievement.
But, when the ICC tweeted a link to the story from their official Twitter account, things went wrong.
While they included a quote about Rabada, they included a picture of Ngidi that was very clearly a mistake.
While it may have been an innocent slip-up, some of the reactions the picture drew were rather comical.
By Thursday morning, after the post had been up for 13 hours already, the ICC had still not removed it.
— ICC (@ICC) August 15, 2018
That’s the wrong Rabada ??????
— Wayne Parnell (@WayneParnell) August 15, 2018
Virat Kohli (pictured) left scratching his head after heavy defeat at Lords. pic.twitter.com/s0BDhWQSB2
— Deano (@The5BallOver) August 16, 2018
— jasonlowrie (@jasonlowrie) August 16, 2018
This is really embarassing and sad. ICC should take this down and apologize. Imagine posting up R Ashwin and name him jadeja. BCCI would have been up in arms. #shameful #ICC. Apologize to the fans and who ever tweeted this shall resign. Ignorance of the highest level.
— Habib (@habeebzz) August 16, 2018
Wow. Embarrassing mistake for an official cricket account. Take this down.
— Deon Britto (@DeonBritto) August 15, 2018