‘Fan’ trolls Saina Nehwal on Twitter post Sindhu win, but apologises after her reply

Saina Nehwal responded calmly to a remark on Twitter that asked her to pack up her bags and leave, just because she was injured and did not get through the opening ground round at the Games this year.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 23, 2016 5:08 pm
Rio Olympics, Rio Games 2016, Rio P V Sindhu, P V Sindhu Rio Games win, Rio Saina, Rio Saina Nehwal Rio Saina 2016, Rio Saina best game Saina’s calm reply to a guy who tried to troll her has won the Internet. (Source: Twitter/Facebook)

In a classic case of trolling gone wrong, Saina Nehwal taught this ‘fan’ a bitter lesson, very sweetly. Indians across the world were overjoyed and in unison congratulated P V Sindhu for making India proud at the Rio Olympics.  The 21-year-old has won silver by defeating Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the women’s singles draw semi-final and will now fight for gold against Carolina Marin of Spain in the finals. While ecstatic fans took to Twitter and Facebook to post congratulatory messages, some decided to give unwarranted advice to other female athletes. The athlete here being Saina Nehwal, who was carrying an injury in Rio and got eliminated in the opening round.

This person decided it was well within his right to ask Saina to pack up and leave and tweeted this to her — “@NSaina dear saina…pack ur bags..we hav found someone who knows how to beat the best ones” Saina, in all sophistication, replied back saying, “Sure thank u..Sindhu is doing really well ..India is doing really”

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However, the guy who later claimed to be her “fan” was quick to realise his undignified behaviour on social media was a big mistake and apologised soon after. Saina’s reply to which was a very calm, “No problem my friend..all the best to u”.

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Twitter was however, quick to come in support of the Padmashri, who has maintained her rank in the top 10 and has been conferred the nation’s top two prestigious sporting honours — Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna Award. Not to forget, Saina was the first Indian woman to win an individual medal in the sports at the London games 2012.

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Here are some of the responses the reckless tweet elicited on Twitter.


Someone forgot Saina, the former world No.1, continues to be in the top five list. So much for being a ‘fan’!

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    Gahininath Dhanwate
    Aug 19, 2016 at 12:21 pm
    Great days coming for India. The cricket crazy fans are just inching closely to like other sports. Revolution began.
  2. A
    Aug 20, 2016 at 11:21 am
    sagar must be some bad mouthed andhra fellow
  3. A
    Aug 19, 2016 at 9:38 am
    Very gracious and calmheaded reply. Both Saina and Sindhu are our heroes and will remain so. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;But then, why take stray comment so seriously so as to write a w report on it?
  4. G
    Aug 19, 2016 at 12:11 pm
    70% of our news is derived from twitter..fire all journos..
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    Karan Saraf
    Aug 19, 2016 at 8:18 pm
    This is a Big Moment for Indian Women in Olympics and in Sports. Lets give it for all Indian Women who are training hard in their respective fields of sports. Hip Hip - Hurray , Hurray, Hurray !!! Not to forget the Deep Dedication of all Coaches, Clubs all over India who pick up talent early on and nourish them to Create Sindhu's, Saina's etc. INDIA CAN DO IT and it is only a matter of time when we will get more MEDALS TALLY in OLYMPICS, the highest stage !!!
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    Nandakishore Pradhan
    Aug 19, 2016 at 9:34 am
    Freedom of speech?lt;br/gt;Any way, well replied and duly acknowledged .lt;br/gt;Basically this is not the emotional outburst but ill temperament.I thank Saina for her generosity, good nature and understanding the situation.I express my good will to all who aim to achieve something in life.
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    Aug 19, 2016 at 9:01 am
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