Well-known cricket writer from Australia, Dennis Freedman, has sparked a fresh controversy after he shared a post on social media site Twitter, insulting the Indian map. Dennis, known for his quirky pieces on cricket, posted this controversial tweet during the India-Australia third One-Day International (ODI) which was being played at the Holkar Stadium in Indore on September 24. Team India thrashed the Australians by five wickets despite Aaron Finch’s 124 runs knock. With this win, Virat Kohli & Co clinched the five-match series by 3-0. Hardik Pandya, the all-rounder, was awarded the Man of the Match.
Dennis on Sunday took to his Twitter handle to share the controversial map of India which had the state of Jammu and Kashmir missing, and compared it to a ladies’ ‘panty’. He captioned the image as: “Just got sent this by a woman on Facebook. Not sure why she put a map of India in the pic though.”
Check out his Tweet:
Just got sent this by a woman on Facebook. Not sure why she put a map of India in the pic though. pic.twitter.com/KJE2iecT7r
— Dennis (@DennisCricket_) September 24, 2017
Dennis’ tweet started a mini-war on social media as he received several harsh reactions from Indian fans.
That’s why extra panty needed pic.twitter.com/QvIXTVqBBA
— Sagnik Misra (@Sangy_Sagnik) September 24, 2017
Just got sent this by a guy suffering with diarrhea on Facebook. Not sure about the comparison what so ever! pic.twitter.com/vxPdKZGSbx
— കടിച്ചാപ്പിൾ (@kadichaapple) September 24, 2017
just got sent this by a guy on Facebook. Not sure why he put a map of Australia in the pic though. pic.twitter.com/HQXo566QGW
— Aman (@humourously_urs) September 24, 2017
Here you go with what Indians got this panty to compare with ! pic.twitter.com/o37K9xrmsW
— Rishika (@aadiivaasii) September 24, 2017
Earlier on September 12, Dennis tried to troll Indian skipper Virat Kohli by calling him a ‘Sweeper’. He posted a picture of Virat Kohli with a broom in his hand and captioned it as: “Sweepers clean the stadium in readiness for the World XI match”.
Sweepers clean the stadium in readiness for the World XI match pic.twitter.com/QWzzW13OFc
— Dennis (@DennisCricket_) September 12, 2017
He referring to Kohli a “sweeper” angered Indian cricket fans including Harbhajan Singh, who defended Kohli and called Dennis “a stupid guy”.
Meanwhile, Steve Smith-led Australian side, who have now lost the ODI series 0-3, will take on India in the fourth match at Bengaluru on September 28.