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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    Bus hogaya
    Nov 15, 2016 at 3:33 pm
    What the heck.. each and everything the being soldiers patriotism etc.. bhai govt hai ya grade 2 ke students .. kabhi pm ro raha hai kabhi has raha hai .. chal kya raha hai ??
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      Brindavan bherde
      Nov 16, 2016 at 10:22 am
      You guys are right...May be he did not have to stand in q to exchange the currency...but he surely has stood many hours on crease at least facing the leathel leather @ 160KMPH. ..and got a name for our country and cricket.lt;br/gt;Wanna try face some...lt;br/gt;Respect yourself..
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        Kumar
        Nov 16, 2016 at 1:00 am
        Trolled for comparing? Nevermind Sehwag bhai, A confused lot of of INDIANS fail to differentiate between hating Modi and his work. I am happy that we did not declared war with stan , as honked by lot of Indians. I wonder what support we would have provided to our nation.
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          Majboor Aam
          Nov 16, 2016 at 7:10 pm
          Shaheed thappa was unfortunately hit by a natural disaster (an avalanche) in the line of duty Viru sir. Here, it's a man-made disaster. Don't equate love for the nation with sycophancy for the government. A nation is bigger than any government
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            Majboor Aam
            Nov 16, 2016 at 7:05 pm
            अगर देशभक्ती का प्रमाण सरहद पर बंदूक उठा कर देश की रक्षा करने से या फिर बैंकों और ATM की लाइनों में लगकर दिया जा रहा है, तो फिर कोई भी नेता देशभक्त कैसे कहा जाए?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;ज़रा सोचिये, देशभक्त होने का प्रमाण हमारे नेता क्यों नहीं दे रहे? lt;br/gt;क्या इनमें से कोई ऐसा नहीं जिसको अपने नोट बदलवाने हों?
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              sahil
              Nov 16, 2016 at 6:25 am
              he has real chance now of getting jhandelwalan party ticket in the next elections.
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