NEW DELHI: After Maria Sharapova revealed that she has no idea who Sachin Tendulkar is, outraged fans of the batting legend took on social media websites to pour out their anger.
The five-time Grand Slam champion’s Facebook page was filled with aggressive remarks by surfers who were ‘determined to teach her a lesson.’ It overflowed on Twitter too with ‘#WhoisMariaSharapova’ becoming the top trend worldwide.
Tendulkar was at the Wimbledon Royal Box on Saturday along with other celebrity sportsperson like David Beckham, former cricketer Andrew Strauss and golfer Ian Poulter.
When Sharapova was asked at her post-match press conference about the cricket icon who had come to see her play, the former Wimbledon champion said she had met Beckham a few times but wasn’t familiar with Tendulkar.
Tennis World reports that when Sharapova was asked: “Sachin Tendulkar was the other person who came in at the same time as David (Beckham). Do you know who Sachin is?” The French Open champion replied: “I don’t.”
On Beckham, the Russian star said: “I’ve actually met him a couple times at events in LA and in London. He is a great guy. Besides being an incredible football player, he has done so much in his career, having a family, maintaining so many things off the court. He is a really nice person to chat to. We’re not best friends or anything, but it’s nice to be able to say hello and congratulate each other on achievements we’ve had in our careers and so on.”.. see more
source: times of india