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Self-Styled Sachin Fans Spam Sharapova's FB Page

Self-Styled Sachin Fans Spam Sharapova's FB Page
Self-Styled Sachin Fans Spam Sharapova's FB Page
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Maria Sharapova may have been knocked out of Wimbledon, but she would certainly have been bemused at finding #whoismariasharapova trending worldwide on Twitter.

Clearly the five-time Grand Slam champion had no idea what a storm her casual remark about not knowing who Sachin Tendulkar is would cause.

For those who came in late:

Sachin Tendulkar, who is a regular visitor to the Wimbledon championships in June, was present in the Royal Box on Saturday, June 28, along with several other sports personalities including David Beckham, Bradley Wiggins, Chris Robshaw, and English cricketer Andrew Strauss, pictured above with him.

In the post-match press conference, Sharapova was asked about the celebrity guests and she said she had met Beckham a couple of times at events in Los Angeles.

The follow-up would have seemed innocuous to most: "Sachin Tendulkar was the other person who came in at the same time as David (Beckham). Do you know who Sachin is?"

The Russian simply replied, "I don't".

The result? 

A hashtag trend on Twitter and self-styled Sachin fans taking to Facebook to spam the comments section on every recent post on the tennis star's official page.

The average comment on almost any recent FB post on her page is like reading a variation on the theme of the following:

Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin Sachin

That, of course, was from the articulate lot. And, as is par for the course on almost any internet forum, along with wit there was plenty of juvenile humour, jejune commentary and gratuitous abuse masquerading as outrage. We reproduce a few of the tweets that did the rounds:

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