Twitter burst into celebrations late into the night after Indian tennis star Sania Mirza won her first women's doubles final at Wimbledon with partner Martina Hingis. It was a great match that saw the duo fight back from being 5-2 down in the third set.
"Couldn't have asked for more drama," Hingis later told reporters.
Twitter was flooded with outpouring of love and affection for Mirza.
— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) July 12, 2015
Congratulations to #SaniaMirza for the amazing victory at Wimbledon! You inspire and make us all feel proud.
— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) July 12, 2015
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) July 12, 2015
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 12, 2015
But one particular tweet stood out. The BBC India handle tweeted this out last night, congratulating Hingis for her win at the "Wimbledon doubles final". Indians are furious that BBC India left out Mirza's name in the tweet.
While this could have been a genuine mistake, fans are having none of it, accusing the organisation of being racist. Union Minister Smriti Irani also pointed out the mistake to BBC.
Hey BBC India, it takes 2 players to win a doubles final. Lets help you with the other winner's name-- Sania Mirza https://t.co/1Lg4jllg4O
— Harneet Singh (@Harneetsin) July 12, 2015
@BBCIndia so does Sania Mirza
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) July 12, 2015
— 1000 Cuts (@tweetingsourav) July 12, 2015
— hawashmi (@hawashmi) July 12, 2015
No one in history of tennis has won a doubles game alone. Congrats @mhingis.
— Karan Bhatia (@KaranBhatia_) July 12, 2015
@bbcindia only Hingis? Why did you not mention Sania's name? It was doubles not singles.
— Shakeeb Sayem (@Simply_Shaks) July 11, 2015
@BBCIndia there was an indian lass with her in case you overlooked
— desertfox (@desertfox61I) July 12, 2015
— vivek singh (@vivekbabaji) July 12, 2015
At the time of writing this, BBC had not deleted or corrected the tweet.
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