READ: Abhinav Bindra's dignified yet devastating response to Shobhaa De's insensitive remark

De termed Indian contingent's trio to Rio as a 'waste of money and opportunity'.

Updated: Aug 09, 2016, 16:21 PM IST
READ: Abhinav Bindra's dignified yet devastating response to Shobhaa De's insensitive remark

New Delhi: Over the years, the Indian contingent has endured several agonizing moments at the Olympic Games.

Day 3 at Rio perhaps would top that list. As Abhinav Bindra lost out on medal in the Men's 10m Air Rifle event, Germany scored against the Indian hockey team with just three seconds on the clock.

While every Indian sports lover was disappointed with the results, columnist and author Shobhaa De took to social micro blogging site Twitter to take things to a whole new level.

In a rather insensitive remark, De termed Indian contingent's trio to Rio as a 'waste of money and opportunity'.

Anticipating a Twitter storm, she went into damage control mode and immediately posted a tweet rooting for Bindra.

De found herself under attack not just from the general public but also present athletes like Jwala Gutta and former hockey captain Viren Rasquinha.

After shaking off the disappointing in his final Olympic Games, Bindra too responded to De.

The 2008 Olympic gold medalist's reply was extremely dignified but drove home the point in a devastating fashion.

Yes, Abhinav's rebuttal was fairly kind but he perfectly summed up what the majority felt perfectly.