Thiruvananthapuram: Angered by Sachin Tendulkar’s tweet on farmers’ demonstration, ratings of Keralites flooded tennis star Maria Sharapova’s social media pages with messages, apologising for trolling her in 2015 after she had in an interview pleaded lack of knowledge about the cricket icon.While most messages were apologetic of their previous comments vital of the previous World No. 1 and lashed out at Tendulkar for his tweet, a few even invited her to come to God’s Own Country to enjoy its beautiful splendour and go to the iconic Thrissur Pooram once the coronavirus pandemic ended. “Sharapova, you were best about Sachin, that he is not a person of quality that you ought to know,” a social media user commented in Malayalam, as was numerous other messages in the south Indian language.
The 33-year old numerous grand slam winner on Wednesday published a tweet, stating “Anybody else got their years puzzled?” after her twitter and Facebook page got flooded with comments in Malayalam once again like in 2015.
The netizens were disturbed with Tendulkar, who in addition to a number of Bollywood and other cricket stars rallied around the federal government in its pushback versus assistance from several global stars to the farmers’ demonstrations versus new farm laws. “India’s sovereignty can not be jeopardized. External forces can be spectators but not participants. Indians understand India and should decide for India. Let’s remain unified as a nation,” Tendulkar had actually tweeted.Known as God of Cricket among his fans, the master blaster had posted the message as part of similar tweets on India’s unity posted by stars in reaction to international pop star Rihanna revealing solidarity with the farmers’ stir.Though the tweet of Tendulkar attracted over 2.7 lakh likes, it did not go down well with a large number of Twitterati. Ratings of Keralites, including his fans, hit out at their ‘God’ and endorsed Sharpova’s earlier remark about him. The Russian tennis star had faced the ire of Malayalees in 2015 following her comment in an interview that she did not understand Tendulkar.But many were back on her wall considering that Wednesday, apologising for their “unrefined behaviour” 6 years ago.Over the thousands of remarks in Malayalam, all had a similar pattern of expressing remorse to Sharapova for having abused her earlier. “I am sorry, Maria, the legend. We understood Sachin as a player.But we didn’t knew him as a person. You were right and sorry for commenting bad on your FB post,” another user stated. One person provided her shawarma and mouth watering Kuzhimanthi (a kind of biryani) as part of peace offering and apologised stating, “I am the sorry”, obtaining words from a Malayalam movie. Another said: “One truck load of apologies, sis. We didn’t have your foresightedness. Time proved that you were right.” NefilNappy, another user, said “we are sorry for cyber bullying”.