Star Indian badminton player Jwala Gutta, is no stranger to internet trolls and the two-time Olympian has proven time and again that she is a ‘Boss’ when it comes to shutting down those trollers.
Due to the long-standing tussle between the Indian Army and China’s People Liberation Army (PLA) at Doklam, a few internet trolls also tried to link the matter to Jwala’s mother’s roots and even attacked her sister Insi on Twitter.
On Saturday, a random twitter user with a handle named @Siddhuheart tweeted to Jwala’s sister Insi,”Is it because your mother is from China that y u oppose Modi everytime?”. Jwala, whose mother Yelen is Chinese, was clearly upset with the tweet and shot back.
The user, though, was unrelenting and stated that Yelan is anti-Modi all the time even as the Prime Minister is tirelessly working for the development of the country. Avoiding to divulge herself in the discussion, Jwala reminded that bringing her parents in to this is not right, but the user kept at it asking Jwala the reason why her mother is anti-Modi. Jwala wrote back, “Firstly I’ve lost all respect for u!! So I don’t think u will get any answer from me!! Secondly if u had any question..ask straight!!”.
A person with Twitter handle ‘Xerox Boy’ wrote to Jwala, “did u ever think being a chinese citizen would have given u more opportunities in badminton? any regrets being Indian?” (sic)
The badminton star replied saying she is a proud Indian.
Once upon a time, Jwala was seen as the reason behind the split of former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin with his wife Sangeeta Bijlani. One of the trolls, who also tried joining the gang troubling Jwala, was also shot down.
This wasn’t the first time the 33-year-old has taken on a troll. Jwala is among the few Indian athletes who speaks her mind and doesn’t shy away from taking a position on issues that make headlines.