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."
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
— Aladdin (@Alllahdin) 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
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