Noted journalist and columnist Shobhaa De is once again in news albeit for wrong reasons just like she made headlines during the Rio Olympics. This time around she has targeted Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar.
Earlier, during the summer Olympics she took a dig at Indians athletes’ inability to win medals. At that time India had not won a single medal at the games and De took to Twitter to express her frustration. According to her, all athletes were doing at the Olympics was clicking selfies, and wasting opportunity and money. “Goal of Team India at the Olympics: Rio jao. Selfies lo. Khaali haat wapas aao. What a waste of money and opportunity,” De tweeted.
Now she raised a question on the BMW cars being presented to standout performers of the Rio games. Sachin Tendulkar, the Brand Ambassador of BMW presented the luxury car each to Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar, PV Sindhu and badminton coach P Gopichand.
Rumours of Sachin Tendulkar buying the cars to gift them were doing the rounds. But these cars were actually purchased by President of Hyderabad District Badminton Association, Chamundeshwarnath and Sachin Tendulkar just presented them.
Now, Shobhaa De opined that the whole scenario is nothing more than an advertising campaign for BMW and took a slight dig at Sachin.
Great ad for BMW. Who will pay for running these pricy beasts? Hoping they don't become white elephants for athletes pic.twitter.com/MX0od5sTt3
— Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) August 29, 2016
Here's a small, annoying but pertinent question: Did Sachin T pay for the BMWs he 'gave away ' to Rio athletes?
— Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) August 28, 2016
As expected the Twitterati were miffed with her post and trolled her again:
@DeShobhaa No he sat on 4 BMW eggs for 15days & hatched those😂😂😂
— Vinu (@vinodm_85) August 28, 2016
@DeShobhaa boom shaka laka. You always got something. It seems you love being trolled
— Sundeep Mudgal (@Sundeep123) August 29, 2016
@DeShobhaa Looks like someone again opened her shitty mouth to get abused by tweeples. Madam aap ki kyu jal rahi hai?😆👎🏻
— ★$@nket★ (@BeingSanket1992) August 29, 2016
.@DeShobhaa He just stole it , Go and arrest him !
— ಏನ್ ನಿನ್ ಪ್ರಾಬ್ಲಮ್? (@arunbtgbd) August 28, 2016
@DeShobhaa पर पिक्चर तो बहुत शोभा डे रही है☺😢
— Aditya Vashisht (@Aditya1280) August 29, 2016
— मोदी और योगी (@Banarasi_Hindu) August 28, 2016