By P.T. Bopanna
India may have lost the ICC World Cup to Australia, but this tweet by Mumbai-based writer Devaiah Bopanna is winning the hearts of the twitterati.
Devaiah tweeted: “We have already taken our revenge. Given the Aussies the greatest night of their lives and left them to celebrate it in a dry state.”
The final match between India and Australia was played on November 19 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, in Gujarat.
In his tweet, Devaiah was poking fun at the winning Australian team. He was referring to the fact that Gujarat, the home state of prime minister Narendra Modi, was a ‘dry state’, meaning that there was prohibition on the sale of liquor in the state.
Devaiah’s tweet was implying that Australians could not celebrate their historic win in a ‘spirited’ manner by partying, as there was a ban on serving of liquor due to the prohibition.
In the absence of ‘spirited partying’, Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh was seen posing to a photograph with both legs casually resting on top of the World Cup trophy.
The online community found the photo ‘disrespectful,’ and Marsh faced severe backlash for his actions. There were ‘suggestions’ from fans for firing Mitchell Marsh from the IPL, and awarding the trophy to finalists India.
Writer Devaiah Bopanna, who is active on Twitter, had initially worked as head writer for AIB, the comedy collective. He has written scripts for some of the iconic advertisements for CRED.
‘Indira Nagar Ka Gunda’, an advertisement video featuring cricketer Rahul Dravid, co-written by Devaiah, hit a million views within an hour. Devaiah has also written advertisement scripts for some of the leading Bollywood celebrities, including Shahrukh Khan.
‘Borderlands’, a documentary co-produced by Devaiah Bopanna, won a National Award last year.