Shobhaa De's 'silver princess' tweet on PV Sindhu gets Twitterati angry again

After her selfie tweet on India's delegates to Rio, Shobhaa De's remark has really rubbed people the wrong way as she was criticised by the twitter users.

IANS August 20, 2016 10:03:31 IST
Shobhaa De's 'silver princess' tweet on PV Sindhu gets Twitterati angry again

New Delhi: After Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu prevailed over Nozomi Okuhara of Japan to enter the final of the women's singles event at the Olympic Games, author Shobhaa De once again sparked the controversy by tweeting an irksome remark on the Hyderabadi.

Shobhaa Des silver princess tweet on PV Sindhu gets Twitterati angry again

Shobhaa De. Image courtesy: CNN-News18

World No.10 Sindhu registered a 21-19, 21-10 triumph in the semi-finals over No.6 Okuhara on Thursday to become the first Indian shuttler to enter the final of the Olympics badminton.

In the final, she will face two-time reigning world champion Carolina Marin of Spain, who beat defending champion Li Xuerui of China 21-14, 21-16.

After her selfie tweet on India's delegates to Rio, De's remark has really rubbed people the wrong way as she was criticised by the twitter users.

"PV SINDHU Silver Princess ?," De wrote on Thursday and soon she tried to salvage the situation by two new tweets. "Silver minted by Sindhu. Chandi ke baad Sona!!!" and the other "Go for gold, girl!!!"

She was criticised for belittling Sindhu's achievement and betraying a defeatist mentality about Sindhu's chances against Marin in the final.

Twitter users responded to the tweet:

De had previously courted controversy by tweeting, "Goal of Team India at the Olympics: Rio jao. Selfies lo. Khaali haat wapas aao. What a waste of money and opportunity."

That brought a torrent of criticism on Shobhaa from sportspersons including 2008 Beijing Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra and others.

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