Unless you have been living under a rock (has to be a really huge one), you couldn’t have missed Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza’s win at Wimbledon.
Hingis and Mirza beat Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 5-7 7-6 (7-4) 7-5 to clinch the Women’s Wimbledon Double title. Woohoo!
A lmost everyone on Twitter, at one time or the other, had cracked jokes at Mirza’s expense on how she regularly exits after first rounds. But now, all of a sudden, everybody was happy that India’s dearest daughter had brought back a trophy.
Her #GharWapsi had all of Twitter abuzz.
Congratulations Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis for winning at Wimbledon. Sania you continue to make us proud!— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) July 11, 2015
We bow before Sania’s tennis skills.But we,at Mahindra,bow deeper to this gutsy woman’s determination to Rise, despite the many disbelievers— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) July 12, 2015
Hearty congratulations @MirzaSania @mhingis on winning women’s doubles in Wimbledon, @MirzaSania ‘s achievement will inspire youth of India— President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) July 12, 2015
Even this fairly known chap knew who to congratulate for the awesome win:
Epic ladies’ doubles final! So thrilled for @MirzaSania and @mhingis https://t.co/Cise6EPHyy— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) July 11, 2015
Everyone… but BBC India .
The British Broadcasting Corporation, apparently, believes doubles is only played and won by a single player. How else do you explain the above tweet? Worst part is, the handle hasn’t even replied or apologised. But they have deleted the tweet.
We are trying really hard to give them the benefit of the doubt… Maybe there was to be a separate tweet congratulating first-time double’s winner Mirza or maybe it was just a lazy intern. Whatever may be the excuse, Twitter was having none of it.
. @BBCIndia just incredible Your reporting I mean. pic.twitter.com/5F243qUSWT— Nitin Kapoor (@NitinKapoor2020) July 12, 2015
@bbcindia only Hingis? Why did you not mention Sania’s name? It was doubles not singles.— Shakeeb Sayem (@Simply_Shaks) July 11, 2015
@BBCIndia Shame on you BBC!! Get your English and Grammar correct. How can one person win DOUBLES ??Why no mention of Sania? #shameonyoubbc— Nilesh Bhindi (@nbhindi) July 11, 2015
@BBCIndia Martina Hingis is not a single person, but the double for BBC. #Media420 #ShameonyouBBC pic.twitter.com/NFYpzVQAEa— Raviteja Atikam (@Teja_1) July 12, 2015
@BBCIndia what about sania? this is in a very poor taste. Thanks for showing your true colors #ShameOnYouBBC— Manasi (@developermv) July 12, 2015
Strangely, even BBC’s report for the win only has Hingis in the headline .
Though @BBCSport got their tweeting right:
Martina Hingis combined with Sania Mirza to win her first #Wimbledon title in 17 years. http://t.co/crHXzAGaiz pic.twitter.com/vnm60RQ3Ow— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) July 11, 2015
We all know what the term ‘sore loser’ means. But what was your excuse, BBC?