Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis pose with their Wimbledon women's doubles title (file picture)Reuters

BBC India landed in trouble on Sunday when its Twitter handle posted a tweet, saying, "Hingis wins Wimbeldon doubles final," ignoring Indian tennis player Sania Mirza.

The tweet came moments after the Indo-Swiss pair of Mirza and Martina Hingis won the Wimbledon women's doubles title on 12 July.

The broadcaster faced the flak from Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani, who responded to the tweet saying, "@BBCIndia so does Sania Mirza".

The BJP leader's response prompted BBC India to retract the earlier tweet and post a corrected version, "India's Sania Mirza wins women's Wimbledon doubles with Martina Hingis: (Correcting earlier tweet - apologies!)."

Others too lashed out at BBC for missing out Mirza's name in the earlier tweet, which showed Hingis as the only winner.

One of the users went to the extent of calling the broadcaster as racist and asked whether the person who posted the earlier tweet was fired.

BBC India replied to the comment, saying that the earlier one was an automated tweet.

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