11/10/2016 11:41 AM IST | Updated 11/10/2016 6:06 PM IST

12 Times Twitter Gave Chetan Bhagat Major Burns

Troll magnet.

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Bestselling author Chetan Bhagat likes to stir things up on social media from time to time. Over the years, he's become a punching bag for Twitter users who are quick to react every time he posts something controversial or downright stupid.

On his part, Bhagat doesn't refrain from commenting on live issues, giving trolls ample opportunities to direct their fire his way over his bait-y tweets.

Here are some notable instances when the author was sent back to the pavilion.

1. Bhagat's tweet came promptly after the Indian men's cricket team beat Pakistan by six wickets where he blamed the partition for Pakistan's loss.

He was asking for it.

2. When British journalist Piers Morgan mocked India's Olympics medal tally and Bhagat tried to "troll" Morgan but fell to his banter.


Read more: Piers Morgan Just Unleashed The Wrath Of 1.2 Billion Indians

4. When he tried to crack a joke on writers returning their Sahitya Akademi awards in protest against the Dadri lynching and got a cheeky reply.


Read more: 15 Writers Have Returned Their Sahitya Akademi Awards, More Expected To Follow Suit

When your joke backfires...

5. He criticized the odd-even vehicle scheme and the response to his tweet were retweeted by the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.


He wasn't happy.

6. Old juvenile tweet by Bhagat that resurfaced as his new novel, One Indian Girl, hit the shelves.

He was asking for it, again.

7. Speaking of Bhagat, how can you miss this evergreen gem of a tweet?

"Aa bail mujhe maar" kinda scenes, amirite?

8. When Bhagat penned a column -- Anatomy of an Internet trollwhere he called Indian Modi 'Bhakts' on Twitter as "sexually frustrated" single men.

"They are generally not good at talking to women. As a result, they are unlikely to know how to behave with them or woo them. They do desire women, but can't get them. In other words, if i may say so, they are sexually frustrated with no way of getting it," he wrote.

Bhagat's article gave birth to "sexually frustrated" term that is often used to troll the author.

9. His spat with Twinkle Khanna a.k.a @mrsfunnybones.

Known for her witty tweets, Twinkle Khanna was complimented on her writing skills by a reader who said, "You are an amazing writer, you don't need to change your name to Chetali Bhagat."

"I do! He gets to judge Nach Baliye and I get to judge if that gross thing on my floor is dog puke or poop #SuchIsLife," she responded.


Chetan, who was one of the judges on the dance reality show "Nach Baliye 7" responded with this.


To which Khanna had an interesting reply.

And he taunts her acting skills.

Khanna shut him down with a witty response.

10. When Bhagat made an announcement about his next novel, One India Girl, back in January.

He added.

And the troll army soon took over.

11. When the author asked fans to send him photos of his new book.

On Monday, Bhagat tweeted a photo of his just released novel, One Indian Girl, and asked the junta to show off their phone camera skills which naturally backfired as people started photoshopping his book's cover pretty much everywhere.

Read more: Chetan Bhagat Asked Fans To Send Him Photos Of His New Book, It Ended Badly

He posted this.

And what followed next was pretty much inevitable knowing that he has a special place in the heart of Twitter trolls.

12. When the author believed the odd-even car formula implemented by the AAP government in Delhi would "destroy" productivity. (It was put in place to deal with the alarming increase in pollution in the capital.)

To which the AAP member Kumar Vishvas responded:

"Come dance, judge!"


And others followed suit soon.

Even though he's the "most loved" author of this generation, the following tweet pretty much "unites" Twitter folks.

Going by the nature of social media, the list could expand in the coming days for all you know. Till then...

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