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Demonetisation woes: This time, Virender Sehwag gets trolled on Twitter for comparing ATM queues with soldiers at the border

Virender Sehwag got on the wrong side of Twitterati this time.

By: Trends Desk | Published:November 15, 2016 8:40 pm
Virender Sehwag gets trolled this time Virender Sehwag gets trolled this time

People across the country have gone into a frenzy after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes on November 8. Thousands and thousands have been spending a good chunk of their days standing in queues outside banks and ATMs to withdraw and exchange money; but many return empty-handed because ATM machines are running dry and banks have no cash to give to customers.

On social media, videos of people standing in queues and crying over the situation are doing the rounds. Scores of people are sharing their stories of their misery online. But people who blindly support demonetisation have a standard answer for such problems which is to compare the current scenario with other long queues people choose to stand in.

Also read: This e-payment brand upgraded its ‘insensitive’ ad on demonetisation, but got trolled any way

Joining the bandwagon is cricketer Virender Sehwag, who is otherwise loved on Twitter, but his recent tweet comparing ATM queues with soldiers at India’s borders placed him on the wrong side of Twitterati. “Shaheed Hanumanthappa waited 6days,35ft under snow,in-45°C,in hope of being rescued. Surely,we can wait few hrs in line to rescue Our Nation” he tweeted.

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While the tweet maybe well-intentioned, but the comparison he tried to draw didn’t go down well with many.

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