Bangalore, July 3: Angry fans of Sachin Tendulkar have declared "war" against tennis star Maria Sharapova after she admitted to have never heard of the batting icon's name.
Read: What Sharapova said?
Tendulkar's fans have crossed all limits in attacking the Russian on her official Facebook page and also on Twitter since news broke out of her "don't know" who Sachin Tendulkar is comment at Wimbledon.
Master Blaster Tendulkar was among the few sports celebrities at Wimbledon Tennis Championships on Saturday (June 28). As every year, this time too, he was at Wimbledon. He watched the five-time Grand Slam champion Sharapova's match. In the post-match press conference, she was asked about Tendulkar and other sports stars.
In her reply, she said she had no clue about who Tendulkar is and said having met former England footballer David Beckham, who too was in the "Royal Box" at Wimbledon on that day along with Tendulkar.
Infuriated by this comment, thousands of Tendulkar's fans have resorted to abusing the Russian on social media platforms.
Every picture on Sharapova's offical Facebook page has comments (ranging from 18,000 plus, 3,000 plus, 2,000 plus and counting) on Tendulkar by the fans. The comments range from enlightening Sharapova about the batting superstar's achievements to attacking Sharapova for her dressing sense and on her character.
Many of them have demanded an apology from Sharapova on the Facebook page.
"Post a (an) apology for Indian fans, caption I AM SORRY SACHIN FANS!!!!," was the message by several fans.
Fans have dug out statistics of Tendulkar's Facebook likes against Sharapova's and also the respective followers on Twitter which according to them Sachin has the highest.
After reading all these comments, Sharapova will never ever forget the name - Sachin Tendulkar.
But all these reactions are uncalled for. The fans need to stop it immediately. The "God of cricket" will never be proud of them for such acts.