Twitterati have a 'busy' day taunting the foreign media and tennis sensation Maria Sharapova. And for what, you may ask. Well! While the incidents may have been separate, the brickbats were for the same reason -- the west not recognising Indian stars.
Sachin Tendulkar and Deepika Padukone
You take a jibe at Sachin Tendulkar, however innocuous it may be, his fans will never forget or let you forget. After reports of tennis star Maria Sharapova's failed dope tests surfaced, 'Who is Sachin Tendulkar' started trending for quite a long time on Thursday.
Most of the tweets mocked Sharapova reminding her of her ignorance about the cricket superstar back in 2014 and some even linking her downfall to her 'error'.
Sharapova - Who is Sachin Tendulkar?— Mangesh Mehenge (@Mangesh_mv) March 10, 2016
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Sharapova - Who is Sachin Tendulkar?— BaTroll (@Paagal_Bat) March 10, 2016
Sachin - I am the one who was breaking records 10 years back when you were busy taking drugs
- I wasn't that drunk!— Aakriti Verma (@Aakriti_verma6) March 10, 2016
- Dude you asked, Who is Sachin Tendulkar ?
Typed on google: Who Is Sachin Tendulkar?— Abhishek Suryawanshi (@Abhi__Original) March 10, 2016
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In a fresh incident that happened today, a dinner meet gained prominence after foreign media failed to recognise a Bollywood A-lister Deepika Padukone.
It so happened that tennis star Novak Djokovic and Deepika Padukone were spotted exiting together from a popular Los Angeles nightspot called 'The Nice Guy'.
However, a report in British website Daily Mail stated that Djokovic was spotted on Tuesday night with a 'female companion'. The report also described Padukone as a 'leggy brunette' who was 'impeccably turned out' for the alleged dinner date.
While the online news site received flak for 'not recognising' a Bollywood superstar, Twitter went abuzz with jokes.
Foreign journalists have failed to identify Deepika Padukone. Possibly because only Indians watch the godawful movies she stars in.— lindsay pereira (@lindsaypereira) March 10, 2016
Deepika Padukone exited a bar with Djokovic?— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) March 10, 2016
Indian Reaction: "Why you need firang tennis player? Our Paes is not good enough you desdrohi?"
The British tabloid that failed to recognise Deepika Padukone is DOOMED.— Akshar (@AksharPathak) March 10, 2016
Sharapova said "who is Tendulkar?". Doping ke chakkar me fas gayi.
If @deepikapadukone goes for a date with Novak in Sholapur and he does not get recognised, the Djoke will be on him— Madhavan Narayanan (@madversity) March 10, 2016
Deepika Padukone leaves pub with mystery companion. Rumoured to be of Serbian origin, the leggy brunette was in casual denims.— Naomi Datta (@nowme_datta) March 10, 2016