New Delhi: Soon after shuttler PV Sindhu clinched a historic silver medal at Rio Olympics 2016, noted Indian author Shobhaa De took to Twitter to congratulate her for the feat.
De, who faced several backlash for her insulting tweet on Indian athletes earlier this month, has looked in damage control mode ever since.
Here is what she tweeted for the 21-year-old Hyderabadi girl.
P.V. Sindhu: 24 carat gold!!!! We love you.
— Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) August 19, 2016
But, fans have not yet forgotten her insensitive remark where she mocked Indian contingent for their poor show at the biggest sporting spectacle.
Goal of Team India at the Olympics: Rio jao. Selfies lo. Khaali haat wapas aao. What a waste of money and opportunity.
— Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) August 8, 2016
Here's how Twitterati reacted to De's tweet on Sindhu.
@DeShobhaa so jao.... we don't need any sympathy.
— Moody PRINCESS (@Jagat___Janani) August 19, 2016
@DeShobhaa Sudden change of ur thghts depict u r dead scared of trolls..
— AshutoshTripathi BJP (@ashutri74) August 19, 2016
@DeShobhaa do u get sleep after reading comments on your tweet orvu don't read them at all
— Pourush Agarwal (@kunjeyan_5888) August 19, 2016
@DeShobhaa Bus Karo......Over Acting Lag Rahi Hai Ab Madam
— Pawan Kumar (@Pawan2687) August 19, 2016