Yesterday, PV Sindhu pulled off a stunning upset, beating Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in straight games and guaranteeing India a first Olympic silver medal in badminton. While our athletes have made us more than proud, just a few days ago some people weren’t so happy. Earlier in the week, Shobhaa De was in the news for her jibe at India’s Olympics team. In a tweet, the columnist stated that the athletes went to Rio just to “take selfies” and would return “empty-handed”.
Twitter was quick to condemn her, but, since then Shobhaa De has been tweeting congratulations to PV Sindhu and every other Indian athlete:
And while it has been a few days since that infamous tweet, it seems that people still aren’t letting her forget about.The most notable among them of course, Amitabh Bachchan himself. So while the rest of the country congratulated PV Sindhu for her historic win, the veteran actor took to Twitter to not only congratulate her, but also take a sly dig at Shobhaa De.