Zee Media Bureau/Chaitan Papnai
New Delhi: Though, Maria Sharapova`s this year`s Wimbledon campaign came to an end when she lost to German ninth seed Angelique Kerber 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 4-6 in an enthralling tennis encounter in the third round, the Russian is still trending on the social networking site, under the trend – `Who Is Maria Sharapova`.
Few days back, in a post match conference, Sharapova disappointed several sportspersons across the world by saying that she didn`t know who was Sachin Tendulkar!
After the statement, many fans of the legendary Indian cricketer were left fuming over her statement.
Tendulkar, who is known as the 'God of Indian cricket', is a well known athlete across the globe. Thus Sharapova`s statement provoked Tendulkar`s fans to the core.
The rage among the fans is quite visible as they are leaving no opportunity to make her realise that what kind of reputation and following Tendulkar has globally.
Here is what some of the Tendulkar fans had to say to Sharapova after her statement.
Even I want to tell Maria Sharapova that who is Sachin Tendulkar but then who is Maria Sharapova ??
— Sushant Jain (@Tirchi_Nazar) July 3, 2014
Who is Maria Sharapova? Sachin has almost double the number of fans as her on fb alone! Go home, you're drunk, Maria! http://t.co/UjeRLw5OPD
— Sunil S (@Sunny_75) July 2, 2014
Who is Maria Sharapova? This is Sachin Tendulkar who respects his game. Learn from him. pic.twitter.com/3sCZ8Ir8qN
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) July 2, 2014
— Vishal Jolapara ? (@MumbaiAirport) July 3, 2014
I'm sure now you know @MariaSharapova who HE is that it led to people asking who you are! Who is Maria Sharapova?!
— Yashaswini Sharma (@yashaswini_s) July 3, 2014
In fact on Saturday, the legendary former cricketer was present at the Centre Court to watch a Live Wimbledon match between Rafael Nadal and Mikhail Kukushkin. Tendulkar was seated in the Royal Box along with former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss and former football captain David Beckham.
With the way Tendulkar fans have reacted to her comment on Twitter, Sharapova would possibly never forget about the batting maestro now!