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Australia vs India 2018-19: Preity Zinta tweets congratulatory message to Indian team, but gets trolled for a small slip-up

Ashwan Rao
4.93K   //    08 Jan 2019, 15:54 IST

Preity Zinta
Preity Zinta

What's the story?

Famous Bollywood actress and Kings XI Punjab co-owner Preity Zinta tweeted a congratulatory message to the Indian team after they defeated Australia 2-1 in the Test series Down Under. However, she was trolled by the fans after they noticed a small error in her tweet.

The background

Zinta is no stranger to tweeting about cricket, as she has repeatedly provided encouragement to the Punjab team during the IPL via tweets and motivational messages. She also keeps herself updated with the activity of the national cricket team, and expresses her happiness whenever they achieve something of substance.

Virat Kohli's men defeated hosts Australia 2-1 in the recently concluded four-match Test series. They received plaudits from all corners considering this was the first time ever an Indian team had won a Test series in Australia.

The heart of the matter

Not surprisingly, Zinta posted a congratulatory tweet after India's historic win, like many other celebs did. But she was later trolled for committing a factual mistake in her tweet.

In a tweet that Zinta has since deleted, she said, "Congratulations to the boys in blue for being the first Asian team to win a test match down under @cheteshwar1 take a bow#AUSvsIND #victory #ting #TeamIndia #IndianCricketTeam @BCCI”.

India became the first ever Asian team to clinch a Test 'series' against the ruthless Aussies in their own backyard and not the first ever Asian side to win a Test match, as mentioned by the actress. Although it was a minor slip-up, she was trolled heavily for the error in her tweet. Here are some of the responses:


What's next?

The 2-1 series victory is undoubtedly one of India's finest overseas Test series wins. Everyone will have to watch out for the No. 1 ranked side when they take on the West Indies in their opening ICC World Cricket Championship fixture after the conclusion of the World Cup.

Zinta, meanwhile, will be seen in the Kings XI Punjab dugout during the upcoming 2019 IPL season, and will certainly be active on Twitter to congratulate her team whenever they win. She would be careful to be more technically correct in her future tweets though, because Indian fans don't miss a beat!