Shobha De

When all Indians were gushing towards only one thing i.e. success at Rio Olympics, Shobha De tweeted something which spoiled the mood of all the fans and the entire sporting fraternity.

Indian fans were heartbroken, when Abhinav Bindra missed out on a bronze medal by just a mini fraction of distance and Men’s hockey team suffered a loss to Germany by conceding a goal in last three seconds. Even after all this everyone appreciated the effort put in by these athletes. Social media was all about appreciating the efforts they put in to reach this level. Suddenly Shobha De came up with an uncalled for tweet.

For those who don’t know Shobha De: She is a famous freelancer writer for several newspapers and magazines. Many times she has landed herself in controversies for her loose mouth statements.

This was not taken well by Indian sporting fraternity.

Here’s how the top names responded to this

Beijing Olympics gold medalist Abhinav Bindra replied her in the most precise manner.


In an interview with CNN News 18, India’s two time gold medalist, Wrestler Sushil Kumar mentioned a solution of his own.

  After that, Other Olympians joined in to express their disappointment.


Sorabh Pant, one of the top standup comedians in India and a member of East India Comedy, posted a hilarious video of him mocking Shobha in a British accent and expressed his view on people criticizing and undermining Olympic athletes for no reason.

Here is the link to the video

And there were some abusive tweets which should be completely condemned and ignored.

Along with Shobha De, there are many people impatiently criticizing our athletes for not winning medals. There is one thing to keep in mind, it is not easy to persuade Olympics sports in a country where majority of the perks are provided to the cricketers.

Year by Year India is improving in the Olympics contest, 56 athletes qualified in 2008 Olympics, 83 in 2012 and this year Indian contingent consists of 118 athletes. Yes, India is a big nation, but it is steadily progressing towards a bright sporting future.


Deep is a Journalist who loves a good debate. Reading political stories is his area of interest. He seeks amusement by watching standup comedy and sitcoms. Deep is intensely passionate about sports, especially FOOTBALL. Food inspires him to travel places. When it comes to writing he takes his own time waiting for inspiration, though his mother calls it procrastination!


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