Australian journalist Dennis Freedman, known for his quirky pieces on cricket, has sparked a fresh controversy after he tried to troll Sachin Tendulkar on Twitter. Dennis Freedman took to his official Twitter handle and shared a picture of Maria Sharapova with Jack Ma to insult Sachin Tendulkar.
Dennis posted a picture of Maria Sharapova posing with Jack Ma and captioned it: “It was a pleasure to finally meet Sachin Tendulkar Maria Sharapova”.
Dennis shared Maria Sharapova’s picture as she once said that she didn’t know who Sachin Tendulkar was.
Here’s the post:
“It was a pleasure to finally meet Sachin Tendulkar”
Maria Sharapova pic.twitter.com/2dAlkEWTBO
— Dennis Overratedson (@DennisCricket_) November 11, 2017
Dennis’ post started a mini-war on social media as he received several harsh reactions from Sachin Tendulkar’s fans.
Sachin Tendulkar is the legend. He is the God of Cricket and he is a great sportsman too. Kindly respect him and you don’t have any right to make fun of him
— Irfan Hyder (@SyedIrfan11096) November 11, 2017
Height doesn’t matter if you are Greatest because of your achievements.So be in your limits
— Prasad Suroshe (@PrasadSachinist) November 11, 2017
Beta ab teri khair nahi. Ab indians tera twitter acc block karwa k chhodenge
— venkaiya nandu (@VenkaiyaNandu) November 12, 2017
Maria will need to take many birth to match even 1percent of respect which Sachin earned. Trolling a legend just to earn recognition. Shame on you
— Vikram singh (@Vikrams47894797) November 11, 2017
Dennis earlier came under fire after he compared Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli with a sweeper. Dennis posted a Kohli’s photograph holding a broom on his Twitter handle. He captioned the image as: “Sweepers clean the stadium in readiness for the World XI match.”