It’s a lesson that Shobhaa De has learnt now on Twitter – not to mess with sports lovers, and more importantly, not to tweet about something when there is a slight chance of it backfiring. While people have seen controversial tweets from Shobhaa De before, this is something on a whole new level.
"Goal of Team India at the Olympics: Rio jao. Selfies lo. Khaali haat wapas aao. What a waste of money and opportunity," was what she said.
Unfortunately, the tweet backfired. Because she got trolled again. Like immediately. There are like-minded athletes on Twitter who represented India some time or the other and as soon as the news reached the athletes, they blasted out in the most epic way.
1. Abhinav Bindra
@DeShobhaa that's a tad unfair. You should be proud of your athletes perusing human excellence against the whole world.— Abhinav Bindra (@Abhinav_Bindra) August 9, 2016
2. Mahesh Bhupathi
3. Viren Rasquinha
Ms. De, kindly run on the hockey pitch for 60 mins & hold a rifle like Abhinav and Gagan. Bit tougher than u think https://t.co/XwZFKqZJjn— Viren Rasquinha (@virenrasquinha) August 8, 2016
4. Jwala Gutta
5. Somdev Devvarman
@DeShobhaa a little harsh to belittle the hard work put in by our athletes ...don't you think ?— Somdev Devvarman (@SomdevD) August 8, 2016
6. Heena Sidhu
Indian Players r made of sterner mettle. We face more than just criticism in our lives. I hope u feel good and proud of urself @DeShobhaa— Heena sidhu (@HeenaSidhu10) August 9, 2016
Twitter you beautiful, beautiful beast!Published 09 Aug 2016, 15:05 IST