How many times this man would have startled my blood pressure while I make dinner in the kitchen?! And I scream back at H to change the TV channel?!
No, not H!
Arnab Goswami, who the Nation wants to know NOW, if he would apologize for his raving comments on Team India and Captain Dhoni that they’ve let a billion down and most of all, for spawning the hastag #ShamedinSydney, just to turn on the Television Rating Point of Times Now!
It’s the night after Team India lost the semifinals of CWC 2015 with Australia. Unlike during other times of loses, Indian cricket fans are not cribbing about a bad play. Instead the whole national mass is backfiring at the self-proclaimed authority of the Nation’s politics, sports, law, order and justice – Mr. Arnab Goswami!
At the post-match press conference, when questioned about his entry in the next World Cup, Caption Dhoni said, “I’m 33, I’m still running, I’m still fit, but I’ll have a year’s time, maybe close to next year, during the T20 World Cup will be the time I would like to decide whether I’ll continue till the 2019 World Cup or not.”
Australia caption Michael Clarke commented that this wouldn’t be Dhoni’s last Word Cup. He said, “I’m pretty sure it’s not going to be, there’s a lot of cricket left in his body yet.”
And guess what the most-watched Indian, Arnab, comments in the most-preferred news channel, Times Now?
‘Did the dropped catch clearly show Kohli was feeling the pressure?’
‘Did over confident Indian batsmen mess up the run chase?’
‘Did Suresh Raina get carried away and gift his wicket’
Most shockingly, he wanted to know if Virat Kohli should apologize to the nation.
And throughout the debate what seemed thoroughly disgusting was the hashtag #ShamedinSydney! flashing on the screen.
The team won all the seven matches so far in CWC 2015 and a defeat at the semifinals brought a shame for the nation? Not that our team did their best today; however considering 328 being the highest target for a World Cup Semi Finals till date and fighting against a powerful team on their own queen territory, I would call the defeat gracious rather a shame.
Should we remind that Dhoni won a T20 World Cup, a Champions Trophy and a 50-over World Cup for the country, in fact the only captain to have won all three?! And today after having walked into the semifinals of an ICC World Cup, he’s offended of irresponsibility?
Arnab’s that single comment on Dhoni about his post-match press conference, “Caption Dhoni shrugged off responsibility” came like an uncontainable blow to thousands of Dhoni’s fans watching the insane show.
There started the trending of #ShameonTimesNow, #ShameonArnab and #ShameonArnabGoswami!
Indians could fall a prey to ‘divide and rule’ and ‘divide and fall’ but definitely not to ‘shun cricket’ and ‘blow the whistle on Dhoni’. Also, the fact that the captain hasn’t seen his new-born daughter for what he calls as his ‘National duty’, adds to his stand of a dignified fall.
Indians have been tweeting in rage against Arnab and Timesnow for hours now. It’s 3.00 am as I write this post and #ShameonTimesNow is still trending in India.
Already crossed 1 Lakh tweets 🙄
Just a few tweets here. Wish to add more if only my laptop wouldn’t get hanged, scrolling the way through the nation’s roars 😉
Some tweets disgraced Arnab, unnecessary pulling down his personal life, which I didn’t feel right. However, this tweet was a one big ROFL! What adds more fun to this situation is that, ideally at his hour #TwitterMeetsArnab must be trending, but his bad day and nation’s good day at last, #ShameonTimesNow is trending 😆
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Well the dawn of tomorrow shall let us now the true intensity of this ferocity!