India at bottom of Olympic medals tally: Piers Morgan isn’t wrong as Sehwag & Chetan Bhagat troll him on Twitter

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Updated: August 25, 2016 4:03:25 PM

Piers Morgan is a well-known British journalist who loves to polarise opinions of his fans on the social networking website, Twitter.

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Piers Morgan is a well-known British journalist who loves to polarise opinions of his fans on the social networking website, Twitter. Morgan loves to stay amid controversies, especially regarding his tweets on footballers and cricketers. But when he tweeted about the Indian fans celebrating Olympic medals, it did not go down well with the Indian tweeters, and they retaliated by trolling him instead. After Shobhaa De, Indian fans have been outraging against Morgan for calling ‘the wild celebrations’ embarrassing ‘for two losing medals’. While the opinions are divided into the facts that while there is no reason not to celebrate medals, but many would agree that deep down there is a truth that Indian sports is in a dismal condition. According to analyst reports, India has the worst per-capita Olympic glory in proportion (655,525,263 people per medal). This has brought to light the harsh reality that our performance in Rio was truly bleak.

India finished 67th at the Olympic Games, and it is an undeniable fact that 2016 Olympics was an absolute stinker. Virender Sehwag replied to Piers Morgan’s tweet saying that “Indians cherish every small happiness”. He added that England invented the game of cricket but still hasn’t won a World Cup. Morgan doesn’t seem to be in a mood to back down. He is adamant with his view that it is ’embarrassing’ for India to celebrate so much instead of improving sports infrastructure in the country. He trolled each of his trolls including Chetan Bhagat and Suhel Seth.

Morgan gave his perspective by talking about per capita Olympics medals of India:

He also tweeted about the need to improve Indian sports infrastructure:

Putting up a picture with cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Muttiah Muralidharan and Kevin Pietersen, Morgan said that they never ‘celebrated losing’:

The batting legend Virender Sehwag said that India celebrates every small success and trolled Morgan on the state of English cricket:

Cricket legend Shane Warne tried to shut Morgan up:

When asked how important is he as a journalist to comment on India’s competence, he tweeted this:

The tweet of all tweets, this is where it all began.

He also shut Suhel Seth and Chetan Bhagat in response to their tweets:

When the Rio Olympics 2016 concluded on Sunday, India’s medal tally stood at 2. PV Sindhu won a badminton Silver, while wrestler Sakshi Malik had a bronze medal. Of the 87 countries which won a medal at least, India stood at the rock bottom of the table, when compared to per capita medals. While there is nothing wrong in celebrating, Morgan is not totally wrong. Indian sports need to improve.

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