'Who is Maria Sharapova', Ask Furious Sachin Tendulkar Fans

Several jingoistic fans have 'ripped into' Maria Sharapova's official Facebook page after the tennis superstar said she did not know who Sachin Tendulkar is. 'Who is Maria Sharapova' has also become a top trend on Twitter.

updated: July 03, 2014 16:32 IST
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Maria Sharapova and Sachin Tendulkar
Maria Sharapova didn't know who Sachin Tendulkar is. She now is unlikely to forget. (AP and AFP image)

New Delhi: After tennis superstar Maria Sharapova innocuously revealed that she has no idea who Sachin Tendulkar is, fans of the legendary cricketer bombarded her official Facebook page in a bid to 'enlighten' her. The five-time Grand Slam winner's page was filled with aggressive remarks - some even abusive - by surfers who were 'determined to teach her a lesson.' The frenzy overflowed on Twitter as well with "Who is Maria Sharapova' zooming to become the top trend soon after.

Interestingly, Sharapova's page on Facebook has approximately 13.6 million likes which pales in comparison to the 20.1 million followers that Tendulkar's official page commands. The cricketer also eclipses Sharapova on Twitter with 3.2 million more followers.

The 'latest online battle' began when Sharapova was asked: "Sachin Tendulkar was the other person who came in at the same time as David. Do you know who Sachin is?" The French Open winner flatly replied: "I don't."

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