Congratulating a 22-year-old tennis player Sumit Nagal on his brilliant performance against Swiss tennis player Roger Federer has cost him dearly. The Indian writer was among those tennis fans who were pouring their heartfelt compliments for Sumit on social media.
But people started slamming and trolling him for his tweet and made fun of his knowledge. Bhagat tweeted, “Grew up being told that India has no chance in singles tennis at the global level. Just now @nagalsumit from my country won a set against The Roger Federer at the #USOpen. One day, India will win the Grand Slam too. Go Sumit Go!”
Grew up being told that India has no chance in singles tennis at the global level. Just now @nagalsumit from my country won a set against The Roger Federer at the #USOpen. One day, India will win the Grand Slam too. Go Sumit Go! https://t.co/GWohaCM5tw
— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) August 27, 2019
Twitteratis slammed him for his lack of knowledge and reminded him of Amritraj, Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi, and Sania Mirza. Some even taunted him for his education and asked him where he has done his schooling.
Day by day your IQ level is deteriorating chota chetan @chetan_bhagat 😂😂
Try to avoid interacting with CHADDIS too much 🙄
I hope someone had told U about Amritraj, Leander Paes, Sania Mirza 🤦🏻♀️
— Veena D (@The_veenaD) August 27, 2019
@Joydas Vijay Amritraj knocked out an icon like Bjorn borg from the 1974 U.S open . He has even beaten legends like Rod Laver, Jimmy Conners, McEnroe & Lendl. So @chetan_bhagat please start taking some lessons on tennis history & don’t just shoot off some nonsense !
— Shama Mohamed (@drshamamohd) August 27, 2019
You grew up in so many lies even when IT Cell didn’t exist. Here’s a name you should google “Amritraj”.
— Raghuram Rajan (@ArunSFan) August 27, 2019
@chetan_bhagat bachpan mein tu sirf gudda guddi ka khel khelta tha isliye tuje Ramanathan Krishnan, Vijay Amritraj, Ramesh Krishnan, Leander Paes yaad nahi
— Rahul Damodardas Kejriwal (@ShawManek) August 27, 2019
Hello my dear half brain friend
You have never heard about Amirtraj bros, Paes, Bhoopathi, Sania etc?
— Lt Cdr Gokul (R) (@gokulchan) August 27, 2019
How much nonsense can you spew Mr Bhagat? I grew up in an India where the Amritraj brothers were international giants and young men and women confidently aspired to international tennis careers. You've been living under some obscure rock.
— Shomona Khanna (@alterlaw) August 27, 2019
Nonsense. There was a time when the ABC of tennis was said to be Amritraj Borg Connors. We did very well in Davis Cup, thanks to A. Before him, Ramnathan Krishan was a Wimbledon semifinalist — twice.
— Dushyant (@Champdev_) August 27, 2019
— 🐯 Tanveer Ahmed ✋ (@tanveer1729) August 27, 2019
Not too sure who told you but our tennis team was actually very good. Davis cup finalists on a couple of occasions, remember Ramesh Krishnan beating Mats Wilander and Vijay Amritraj providing tips to Boris Becker at Wimbledon. BTW @nagalsumit congrats and you add to this legacy.
— AMoody (@modi_avinash) August 27, 2019
Chetan ji in your school days Ramesh Krishnan made quarterfinals of Wimbledon and US open (twice ) he was ranked as high as 23 and boasted of a win over then world no 1 Mats Wilander at the AO. Coincidentally the year before you were born India was runner up at Davis cup &
— mayurwrites (@freentglty) August 28, 2019
🎾 Paes won a bronze medal in the 96 Olympics and has beaten Sampras (the GOAT before Federer, Djokovic & Nadal came).
🎾 Sania reached the third round of Aus Open and the 4R of US Open.
India's sports history, didn't start after 2014.
— UncouthVillageYouth (@UncthVllgeYouth) August 27, 2019