It was strange and bizarre to see Mumbai Indians (MI) captain Rohit Sharma being trended on social media during their IPL 2021 encounter against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
Online food delivery app Swiggy trended along with Rohit after a photoshopped image of the Mumbaikar near a vada pav stall went viral on social media. Swiggy’s Twitter handle eventually shared a doctored image from a user who showed Rohit reaching out for the food at a vada paav stall.
Sharing the image, they wrote: “Haters will say it’s photoshopped!”
The tweet has not gone down well with most of the cricket fans as they lashed out at the food delivery platform. Swiggy quickly deleted their tweet and issued a clarification.
“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,” they captioned their another post.
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
But till then the damage was already done.
Here is how fans reacted to Swiggy’s post:
— Inaya (@I4InayaKhan) April 13, 2021
Shameless Big Apps can do for Publicity!😕
Running Agendas On Social Media, Defaming National Players.Huh!
Should Issue Public Apology to Rohit Sharma…#BoycottSwiggy #RohitSharma pic.twitter.com/4OUoO0wTTz
— Trishaᴶᵃˢᵐⁱⁿⁱᵃⁿ♡ (@Prettyxfollies_) April 13, 2021
— Abhijeet (@KING__Ro45) April 13, 2021
— Kumar Sourav (@AdamDhoni1) April 13, 2021
Disrespect to India's National Team Vice Captain and Idol for millions of young cricketers is unacceptable and intolerable.
— Raj Aryan #MI (@RajAryanTrue) April 13, 2021
— ICON ❹❺™ (@Hitmann452) April 13, 2021
This app is insulting our Indian Matchwinner..
Let's leave Rohit,
Insulting any person like this is Completely wrong in my opinion
Never expected this type of things from Swiggy,
For looking funny,
They are insulting someone!!
— ʜᴀʀꜱʜ𝟒𝟓™🇮🇳 (@HarshRo45_) April 13, 2021