World No.10 Sindhu registered a 21-19, 21-10 triumph in the semifinals over No.6 Okuhara on Thursday to become the first Indian shuttler to enter the final of the Olympics badminton.

In the final, she will face two-time reigning world champion Carolina Marin of Spain, who beat defending champion Li Xuerui of China 21-14, 21-16.

After her selfie tweet on India's delegates to Rio, De's remark has really rubbed people the wrong way as she was criticised by the twitter users.

On Thursday, Shobhaa De tweeted:

She tried to salvage the situation by two new tweets:

However, it was too late and twitterati already started criticising De for belittling Sindhu's achievement and betraying a defeatist mentality about Sindhu's chances against Marin in the final.






De had previously courted controversy by tweeting:

That brought a torrent of criticism on Shobhaa from sportspersons including 2008 Beijing Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra and others.

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