On Monday, writer and columnist Shobhaa De took to Twitter and posted, "Goal of Team India at the Olympics: Rio jao. Selfies lo. Khaali haat wapas aao. What a waste of money and opportunity."
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While path-breaking gymnast Dipa Karmakar has been exceptional in this Olympics, the news from Rio de Janeiro hasn't been too encouraging for Indians after ace shooter Abhinav Bindra missed out on a bronze medal and the men's hockey team slumped to a 1-2 defeat to Germany.
Predictably, De's jarring tweet hasn't gone down too well with Indian fans and in no time Twitterverse lost all its chill. Ouch, Shobhaa jii, but of course you knew you had it coming.
Goal of Team India at the Olympics: Rio jao. Selfies lo. Khaali haat wapas aao. What a waste of money and opportunity.— Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) August 8, 2016
@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
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
.@DeShobhaa Ma'am, with undue respect, I feel u could've got us a gold medal, but sadly uttering bullshit all day isn't an Olympic sport yet— The-Lying-Lama ☔️ (@KyaUkhaadLega) August 8, 2016
. @DeShobhaa you are a stupid human and a terrible waste of oxygen. I'm not even trolling you. I'm genuinely asking you to stop thinking.— Sahil Shah (@SahilBulla) August 8, 2016
Glass is either half full or Shobhaa De.— *Prachiekins* (@Prachiekins) August 8, 2016
@DeShobhaa deactivate.— N (@ennwhee) August 8, 2016
.@DeShobhaa please tell me this a drunk tweet? or your driver? or your cousin?— Sand-d Singh (@Sand_In_Deed) August 8, 2016
Hypocrisy of Shobhaa De at its best😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/9k7D1f5Ict— Chicken Biryanii (@ChickenBiryanii) August 8, 2016
Shobhaa De has probably started compiling all those abusive replies to her stupid tweet to make her new book.— Priyanka Lahiri (@lahirip) August 9, 2016
Goal of @DeShobhaa on Twitter. Bakwas karo. Indians Ki insult karo. Fir Bhaag jaao. What a waste & trash can u r— Rohit Kumar Sharma (@RohitkrSh) August 9, 2016
If there was a medal for writing crap and being venomous, Shobhaa ji would surely win a GOLD for us ! https://t.co/cnBcC70nKq— Vishakha (@VishakhaJ18) August 8, 2016
This very regressive attitude is why sports does not become mainstream in India. Losing is made to feel like a shame https://t.co/gTM6lKxjEn— Saiswaroopa (@Sai_swaroopa) August 8, 2016
Goal of @DeShobhaa : Porn books likho. Twitter pe bakwas pelo. Faltu oxygen ko carbondioxide main badlo. Wht a waste of space and human life— Vande Mataram (@UnSubtleDesi) August 8, 2016
. @DeShobhaa mam aap Twitter Pe sirf gaali khane aate Ho Na— अंकित (@indiantweeter) August 8, 2016
@DeShobhaa shameful tweet and considering how some like u prefer to be armchair gyaanis— pallavi ghosh (@_pallavighosh) August 8, 2016
An Indian athlete posing for photoshoot after winning all the Gold Medal at Rio Olympic, Mumbai Airport. (2016) pic.twitter.com/6C7NOk8mIa— History of India (@RealHistoryPic) August 9, 2016
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