While Mumbai Indians took on Kolkata Knight Riders on Tuesday, Twitter had its reason to buzz about Mumbai's skipper Rohit Sharma, and no it was not about his 43 run innings.
The food delivery app Swiggy retweeted a photo, which was evidently edited by a Twitter user, in which Rohit Sharma was seen leaping in front of a Vada Pav stand wearing India's training kit. Swiggy retweeted the photo with the caption, “Haters will say it's photoshopped!”.
Within moments Twitter was flooded with users writing about the photo shared by Swiggy, posting memes and using “#BoycottSwiggy”. The reactions on Twitter were mixed as some mocked the editing skills and others demanded an immediate public apology from Swiggy.
The backlash on Twitter went from 0-100 quickly and eventually forced Swiggy to acknowledge the alleged "defamation". The food delivery app swiftly issued a public clarification on Twitter.
The statement read, "A special message to the Hitman’s fans We reposted a fan’s tweet in good humour. While the image was not created by us, we do admit it could’ve been worded better. It was not meant to offend anyone in the least. Needless to say, we’re always with the Paltan.”