Twitterati lashed out at Rishi Kapoor for a strange tweet for Indian Team

Twitterati lashed out at Rishi Kapoor for a strange tweet for Indian Team

Kapoor was criticised for his tweet on the ongoing Women's World Cup finals between Inda and England.

Jhulan Goswami Indian bowler
Rishi Kapoor tweeted following India’s tight bowling display led by Jhulan Goswami. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Mithali Raj & Co. did a fantastic job by qualifying for the finals of the ICC Women’s World Cup. This is just their second appearance in the finals, the last one coming 12 years ago in 2005. After losing the toss at Lord’s, India did exceptionally well by restricting England for a modest score of 228 for 7 after 50 overs.

Fond memories of Lord’s

One of the most famous Lord’s memories for Indian cricket has been Sourav Ganguly’s T-shirt waving incident. India recorded a famous win at the home of cricket in 2002 when they chased down 326 to win the NatWest Final against hosts England. At that time, it was the second highest chase in the history of ODI cricket. India overhauled the huge total after a middle order collapse and it was down to young Yuvraj and Kaif to achieve the unachievable. Ganguly, after the winning runs were struck, couldn’t hold himself back to take his jersey off and wave it in the air in a bid to reply Flintoff’s similar stunt a few months ago in India.

Rishi Kapoor didn’t choose his words perfectly

Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor known for his outrageous statements tweeted after India’s phenomenal bowling performance. Since the finals are held at Lord’s, where Ganguly’s team scripted that NatWest win, Rishi wanted a similar result for the Indian Women’s team.

He posted a picture of Ganguly waving his jersey 15 years ago and wrote that he was looking forward “for a repeat of Sourav Ganguly’s act on the balcony of Lord’s”.

This tweet was expected to draw the ire of the fans. They were prompt in pointing out that the Women’s team can’t do the repeat of the act for obvious reasons. Maybe Rishi Kapoor didn’t mean that but being a popular celebrity, he must choose his words wisely before posting statuses on social networking sites.

Here are some of the best replies from the users:

Rishi clarifies

Later the Bollywood actor clarified his statements and said that he was being misconstrued by people who have a “wrong mind”.