Navika Kumar has faced more grief a day after her question on Olympic Gold medallist Neeraj Chopra’s girlfriend made the Times Now Executive target of incessant trolling. Even an NDTV anchor had taken an indirect potshot at Kumar for her ‘big revelation’ on the Olympic champion’s love life. This time, netizens are brutally trolling her for not asking a similar question to Olympic Bronze medallist shuttler PV Sindhu.
Kumar had interviewed Sindhu understandably to talk about her Olympic glory. Among other things, Sindhu said that she was looking forward to having ice cream with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The shuttler had also praised the government for providing ‘extensive support’ to athletes ahead of the Olympics. On her relationship with Saina Nehwal, Sindhu had said that she hardly got to meet her due to their varying schedules. She, however, added that Nehwal had sent congratulatory notes to all the athletes and ‘I was also one of them.’
However, netizens began to target Kumar for not asking any questions about Sindhu’s love life the same way she had relentlessly inquired about Neeraj Chopra’s girlfriend. Some Twitter users also felt that Kuamr was deliberately trying to create a rift between Sindhu and Nehwal.
Miss Navika yesterday in ur interview with Neeraj you asked lots of personal questions regarding his relationship, girlfriend but what happened today you didn’t asked her relationship, boyfriend and after bronze boys are crazy for her, and want to propose her..????
— ⚫ Lucifer ➰ (@pennywise004) August 10, 2021
You asked her about boyfriend, marriage plan, male fan?
— Smoking specialist???????? (@GhoshSSS) August 11, 2021
If Navika Kumar asks the same Sima Aunty type questions to PV Sindhu, I sincerely hope PV replies, “Aap party hain ya broker?”
— श्रेया | Shreya (@iconohclast) August 11, 2021
#SindhuOnTheNewshour Navika Kumar, not nice of you to ask PV Sindhu about Saina Nehwal and try to create a rivalry which may not exist. Do not indulge in gossip. Not nice.
— @rohit_junnarkar (@JunnarkarRohit) August 10, 2021
Kumar’s determination to repeatedly ask Neeraj Chopra about his girlfriend had led to a meme fest on Twitter with many declaring her the Sima Aunty of the ‘news world.’ Sima Taparia is a celebrity matchmaker. Even an anchor from Times Now’s rival channel, NDTV, had taken a veiled dig at Kumar by mocking the channel’s claims on the ‘big revelation’ on Chopra’s non-existent girlfriend.