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Pakistani Journalist Mocks Sakshi Malik's Win, Gets Slammed On Twitter

(Photo: Twitter/Reuters)

(Photo: Twitter/Reuters)


It was a barrage of angry responses on Twitter on Thursday after a Pakistani journalist Omar R Quraishi criticised India's excitement at wrestler Sakshi Malik's victory.

After nearly two weeks of frustration, disappointment and heartbreak, Sakshi Malik clinching the bronze medal in the 58kg women's single wrestling event, came as a huge relief. In fact, she created history by becoming the first Indian woman wrestler to bag an Olympic medal. And Indians were certainly overjoyed.

They celebrated her victory by tweeting congratulatory messages to her, sharing their emotion and sentiment on making the country proud at the world event, but guess one person wasn't very happy with this emotional outpouring on Twitter. It was Pakistani journalist and the editor of digital properties at Pakistan's Samaa TV, Omar R Quraishi.

He mocked India's first medal at the Rio Olympics in a series of tweets.

His tweet infuriated a lot of Indians. Several prominent personalities, including legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan, took to social media to condemn Quraishi's bitter words and give him an epic response.

The point was that it takes a bit of sporting spirit to appreciate the efforts athletes whichever country they are from.
first published:August 19, 2016, 17:03 IST