Everyone knew this was coming.
How on earth could someone not know Sachin Tendulkar? Isn't it like saying someone has not heard about God?
People haven't been able to digest the fact that Sachin Tendulkar – the God of Cricket – was not known to Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova. Cricket isn't a game with huge fan-following in Russia and it wouldn't be a big surprise, to be fair, if someone from there says she doesn't know the cricketing legend.
But to simply withstand the fact that someone doesn't know Sachin, is not a tolerable thing with Indian public.
Ever since the news of the Russian tennis player not knowing the cricketer was released, Indians – who were hurt, hammered and humiliated – have been taking to Twitter and have run amok in a Sharapova-bashing spree with never-before-seen tweets, mocking the sports star. The meme, "Who is Maria Sharapova?" has gone viral in Twitter ever since.
Here is a look at some of the funniest memes in trend:
Who is Maria Sharapova? This is Sachin Tendulkar who respects his game. Learn from him. ☺ pic.twitter.com/xlJ8y2TBFI
— kumar (@iamkumar_d) July 4, 2014
Dear Maria Sharapova, When God speaks, even Legends listen to him. By the way, who is Maria Sharapova? pic.twitter.com/HVRUB1LEAd
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) July 3, 2014
GOOGLE HANGOUT of the YEAR . "Who is Maria Sharapova?" pic.twitter.com/AuRWl2oaDd
— ⚽WebSuger (@WebSuger) July 3, 2014
— Saurabh Varshney (@Sabbyy99) July 3, 2014
— Indrajith Td (@iamIndrajith) July 2, 2014