In January 2015, malayali fans of Sachin Tendulkar, slammed tennis star Maria Sharapova’s Facebook page, with abuses after she made a remark admitting that she did not know who cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar was. Now, six years later, Malayalis are back on her page with apologies.
Reason was Sachin Tendulkar’s tweet reacting to the international attention on the farmers’ protest and internet clampdown in certain parts of India. “India’s sovereignty cannot be compromised. External forces can be spectators but not participants.
Below two recent pictures of Maria, there are at least 4000 comments, mainly from Malayali men apologising to her.