NEW DELHI: Sachin Tendulkar's recent tweet on farmers' protest did not go down well with Twitterverse. Upset with the former cricketer's tweet, scores of Keralites flooded tennis star Maria Sharapova's social media pages with messages, apologising for trolling her for an interview she had done in 2015 during which she pleaded ignorance about the former Indian cricketer.
While most messages posted on the tennis legend's pages were apologetic of their previous comments which were critical of the former World No.1 and lashed out at Sachin Tendulkar for his tweet, some Twitter users even invited her to come to Kerala to enjoy the state's scenic splendour and attend the iconic Thrissur Pooram once the coronavirus pandemic ended.
One social media user wrote, "Sharapova, you were right about Sachin, that he is not a person of quality that you should know,".
Most of the comments were written in Malayalam.
Many Twitter users were upset with Sachin Tendulkar, who along with several Bollywood and other cricket stars rallied around the government in its pushback against support from several global celebrities to the farmers' agitation against new farm laws. The master blaster had posted the tweet as part of similar tweets on "India's unity" posted by celebrities in response to international pop star Rihanna expressing solidarity with the farmers' agitation. He posted a tweet saying, "India's sovereignty cannot be compromised. External forces can be spectators but not participants. Indians know India and should decide for India. Let's remain united as a nation."
While Sachin Tendulkar's tweet got over 2.7 lakh likes, it did not go down well with a large number of people. Many took to Twitter to hit out at their 'God' and approved Maria Sharapova's earlier remark about him.
Maria Sharapova's social media pages have gotten over the thousands of comments, all with a similar pattern of expressing regret and apologising to the tennis icon.
"I am sorry, Maria, the legend. We knew Sachin as a player. But we didn't know him as a person. You were right, and sorry for commenting bad on your FB post," another user said.
One social media user even offered her shawarma and Kuzhimanthi, a type of biryani, as part of their apology.
Another user said, "One truck load of apologies, sister. We didn't have your foresightedness. Time proved that you were right." While another user, said "we are sorry for cyber bullying".
The 33-year-old multiple grand slam winner on Wednesday posted a tweet, saying "Anyone else got their years confused?" after her Twitter and Facebook page got flooded with comments in Malayalam like it did back in 2015.