Shobhaa De fell to a new low after her remarks on Indian athletes participating in Rio Olympics. She wrote on twitter that the Indian athletes’ main goal in Olympics is to click selfies at the venue and come back. She also said that the money put in to prepare the athletes is a waste of money.
After her tweet, she has been lambasted by many sportspersons. Former hockey player Viren Rasquinha, shuttler Jwala Gutta and India’s tennis aces Mahesh Bhupathy and Somdev Devvarman gave her their mouth-full on Tuesday on twitter.
Ms. De, kindly run on the hockey pitch for 60 mins & hold a rifle like Abhinav and Gagan. Bit tougher than u think https://t.co/XwZFKqZJjn
— Viren Rasquinha (@virenrasquinha) August 8, 2016
@DeShobhaa a little harsh to belittle the hard work put in by our athletes …don’t you think ?
— Somdev Devvarman (@SomdevD) August 8, 2016
— Gutta Jwala (@Guttajwala) August 8, 2016
— Mahesh Bhupathi (@Maheshbhupathi) August 9, 2016