Mumbai Indians fans finally have a reason to celebrate. The defending champions clinched their first win in the ongoing IPL tournament. Mumbai Indians beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 10 runs on Tuesday. The thrilling match got everyone on the edge of their seats as Kolkata Knight Riders failed to chase the score of 153 runs, despite a good start. Twitter erupted with congratulatory messages for the team. Newcomers like Rahul Chahar were also praised for their effort, but it was quite a day for the fans of Rohit Sharma on the micro-blogging site. Earlier in the day, Swiggy posted a meme from their official account which apparently photoshopped MI Captain Rohit Sharma next to a vada pav stall, trying to catch a ball (or a vada pav). While Rohit’s face was not clearly visible in the meme, Swiggy had to take the post down owing to all the backlash coming in from Rohit’s fans who found the meme distasteful. Rohit Sharma has been under scrutiny for quite some time about his fitness and his fans on Twitter were in no mood for another sly dig. In a matter of hours #BoycottSwiggy started trending on Twitter. You can see the meme here.
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The food delivery app also issued a clarification later saying, “A special message to the Hitman’s fans We reposted a fan’s tweet in good humour. While the image was not created by us, we do admit it could’ve been worded better. It was not meant to offend anyone in the least. Needless to say, we’re always with the Paltan.”
A special message to the Hitman’s fans
We reposted a fan’s tweet in good humour. While the image was not created by us, we do admit it could’ve been worded better. It was not meant to offend anyone in the least. Needless to say, we’re always with the Paltan.— Swiggy (@swiggy_in) April 13, 2021
Rohit Sharma scored 43 of 52 on Tuesday, before the entire team bundled up for 152.
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