Looks like former cricketer S Sreesanth needs a lesson on basic geography. The BJP's candidate from Thiruvananthapuram seemed to have forgotten the difference between a city and a state. According to The Indian Express, Sreesanth in an attempt to share his vision, ahead of the Kerala polls, tweeted: “The change is must in Kerala Nd Iam sure It will happen this time..we can be worlds best city if we all work together.”
The change is must in Kerala Nd Iam sure It will happen this time..we can be worlds best city if we all work together..
— Sreesanth (@sreesanth36) April 17, 2016
Sreesanth's faux pas will definitely haunt him for days. The good folks on Twitter will not let him forget so easily.
Here's what some had to say.
@sreesanth36 No sir, Kerala can be the world's best panchayat if Feejaypee comes to power.
— gokul sb (@kitchusb) April 18, 2016
@sreesanth36 Please try to continue wit ur education dude..dont know the difference between a city and state?
— Offbeat Monk (@offbeatmonk) April 18, 2016
@sreesanth36 From God's own country to a city !! 😀
— Sanat (@sanotech86) April 18, 2016
— AV (@Ankita14v) April 18, 2016
@sreesanth36 this is why they don't allow you to play cricket anymore
— Mayur PatarePatil (@I_mMayurPatare) April 18, 2016
@sreesanth36 if Kerala is city than India must be state for u 😂😂😂 please hire someone who can write your tweets
— Dhruv (@dhruvvijay) April 19, 2016
@sreesanth36 ya aure u will change it dor the better when u don't even understant the difference between a city and a state
— sachin singh (@s_sachin2210) April 18, 2016
Meanwhile, a tiny duel of tweets ensued between Congress MP Shashi Tharoor and Sreesanth as Tharoor said the former cricketer should have 'stuck to his great outswingers'.
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) April 19, 2016
To which Sreesanth replied:
@ShashiTharoor take care ..may someone give u strength to genuinely help our people..respect alwys
— Sreesanth (@sreesanth36) April 19, 2016
Tharoor did say that Sreesanth remains one his favourite players. "But politics is a different field.Now you're in the nets, full tosses will come," he added.
First Published On : Apr 20, 2016 16:20 IST