Sports anchor Archana Vijaya, who hosted discussions during Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 and added glamour to the cash-rich league, got trolled for her tweet after Star India bettered Sony’s bid to buy IPL media rights. Vijaya tweeted, “WOW ! Just came on to Twitter and learnt of @StarSportsIndia bagging the #IPLrights . Congratulations ! Upwards and onwards!”. But Twitterati decided to mock Vijaya for her tweet and one tweet even read, “Jobless queen”. People assumed that Vijaya was unlikely to host a show during IPL 11.
Out of the 24 participants of the media right auction, Star India turned out to be the highest bidder and bagged the broadcasting rights along with the digital rights giving a Rs 16,347.50 crore deal.
The race boiled down to Star India and Sony for the TV broadcast rights, they were the only bidders who had the necessary documents to provide eligible bids, whereas for the digital rights, Reliance Jio, Facebook, Times Internet and Airtel Presence was in the fray.
Here is Vijaya’s tweet that got her trolled
— Archana Vijaya (@archanavijaya) September 4, 2017
Here are the comments by a few trolls –
Jobless queen hahhahahahaha
— Kabir (@Thekabirsalam) September 4, 2017
so no IPL hosting next year onwards
— Rahul Henriques (@rah_900) September 4, 2017
— VIVEK MEHTA (@6643Vivek) September 4, 2017
And now you are jobless
— Pradhyoth (@Pradhyoth1) September 4, 2017
While a few took a dig at Vijaya after Star India bagged the rights, others came in her support. Her fans came to her aid with positive responses.
We dnt care about that. We want to see you in every match
— Aswithan (@Aswithan05) September 4, 2017
So mam now u will catch u in Star Sports
— Abhi Biswas (@abhi_biswashr) September 4, 2017
Without u ipl will be incomplete, SS don’t do this to us
— Nitesh Mesta (@Nitu_Mesta) September 4, 2017
See You On Star Sports.
— गुरमीत सिंह (@BeingGurmeet) September 4, 2017
Vijaya was surprised by the response her tweet got. She came up with a sarcastic tweet to hit back at the trolls.
But, what’s more amusing is the prediction/analysis of my future on my timeline ! Haha! p>— Archana Vijaya (@archanavijaya) September 4, 2017
Vijaya kept her calm and refrained from posting anything silly. On the contrary, she was amused by what people had to say.