Rio 2016: Twitter uproar after Shobhaa De takes a dig at Indian athletes

Writer Shobhaa De was caught in the eye of a storm after her recent Twitter comment on Indian athletes faring badly at the Rio Olympics 2016.

Shobhaa De
Shobhaa De. Pic/ Rane Ashish

The Indian contingent have been struggling to find a way to win a medal at the Olympics with gymnast Dipa Karmakar being the only one to give an exceptional performance by entering into the final.

The columnist went on to take a dig at Indian athletes by posting this tweet: 'Goal of Team India at the Olympics: Rio jao. Selfies lo. Khaali haat wapas aao. What a waste of money and opportunity'.

Needless to say, Twitterati were not so amused and lashed out at her within no time with Abhinav Bindra, who failed to bag a medal after finishing fourth, and India's former hockey captain Viren Rasquinha leading the way with fitting responses.

Abhinav Bindra
Abhinav Bindra. Pic/ AFP

  • R N Misra11-Aug-2016

    Shobha Dey’s Concern for Rio MedalsShobha Dey has shown her genuine concern for losing Rio Medals (2016). One should not be reactionary while tweeting against her. Criticism itself is a game and should be taken sportingly. Shobha has a right to say like a sport woman who has excelled in her field of writing and has acquired a high status. Others too have felt like her, but remained mum on losing Rio Medals. When she tweets, she really means that something serious should be done for In

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