Days after getting his Twitter handle back on track, former Australia allrounder Shane Watson’s Instagram account fell prey to hackers on Tuesday. The incident was brought to light in the afternoon when fans posted cryptic screenshots from Watson’s account.
Some of the posts on Watson’s Instagram account included almost nude pictures of women while some posts had cryptic messages.
Here are some of the posts from Watson’s hacked account:
After noticing that his account was hacked, Watson immediately issued a disclaimer to his fans on Twitter and lashed out at Instagram to be more quicker to resolve issues such as hacking. “My apologies to everyone for the illicit photos that have been posted on my Instagram account. First my Twitter account on Friday got hacked and now Instagram today. Instagram needs to help out a lot quicker when things like this happens. This is taking way too long!!!” he wrote in a tweet.
“Twitter last Friday where amazing at getting onto it so quickly but Instagram…….. where are you?????”
It looks like Watson is now the hot target for hackers. On Friday, his Twitter account was hacked. In addition to a series of objectionable tweets, his profile picture and name was also changed.
The hacked account was active for almost half-an-hour during which tweets included fat-shaming statements and racial slurs among others were posted.
Here are some of the tweets from the hacked account.
Watson was able to get his account back on track later in the day. “I am back!!!! Thanks so much to all of the guys and gals from Twitter who have helped me out to get back on track after some muppet hacked my account on Friday,” he wrote.
The 38-year-old powerful batsman, who became a household name in Indian cricket for his exploits in Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK), quit international cricket in 2016. In April this year, he retired from Australia’s Twenty20 Big Bash League where he was captain of Sydney Thunder. Watson however will continue to play in select overseas tournaments.
Watson has played more than 700 international and domestic matches in total, scoring over 25,000 runs and claiming in excess of 600 wickets. He retired in 2016 as the No. 1 T20I all-rounder.