When former cricketer Sreesanth decided to be a politician, he probably wasn't expecting this. In a country where cricketers are nearly worshipped, one doesn't know what it is to be a politician until you are on the other side of the court.
On Monday, Sreesanth, now a BJP candidate from Thiruvananthapuram took to Twitter to share his thoughts on his vision for the state Kerala. Unfortunately for Sreesanth, he called it a city. He could blame sleep or just a badly framed tweet, but of course Twitteratti wouldn't spare him.
He tweeted: “The change is must in Kerala Nd Iam sure It will happen this time..we can be worlds best city if we all work together.”
The change is must in Kerala Nd Iam sure It will happen this time..we can be worlds best city if we all work together..— Sreesanth (@sreesanth36) April 17, 2016
Immediately, the trolling began. And, Sreesanth was subjected to some Geography lessons.
@sreesanth36 if Kerala is city than India must be state for u 😂😂😂 please hire someone who can write your tweets— Dhruv (@dhruvvijay) April 19, 2016
@sreesanth36 Kerala is a state, not a city !!— Soney (@SoneyPaulson) April 17, 2016
@sreesanth36 From God's own country to a city !! :D— Sanat (@sanotech86) April 18, 2016
But Sreesanth wasn't too happy with this. So, what did he do? He started blocking people.
Achievement unlocked! For the first time in history is a candidate trying to win an election by blocking voters. pic.twitter.com/rOEbKU4XBe— vadakkus (@vadakkus) April 19, 2016
Though he tried to clarify later, but the damage was already done.
@dhruvvijay all I meant is Tvm is gonna be the best city in the world..as Iam winning from this constituency..I will make change in Kerala— Sreesanth (@sreesanth36) April 19, 2016
That wasn't all. Meanwhile, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor tweeted out an interview of Sreesanth with NDTV.
In the interview, when Sreesanth was asked why people should not choose V. S. Sivakumar, the Congress candidate from his constituency, his response was, "I am not trying to be a politician, but I don't want to say anything now."
After a bit of perusal, the anchor tells Sreesanth, "Maybe a little bit more research would be in order."
Tough times, Sreesanth, tough times.
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