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AK Ghajini, an active Indian tweeter who sent out a score of tweets three days ago, showering praise on rising Indian badminton star PV Sindhu and congratulating her, failed to recollect who she is when asked today by The UnReal Times sports correspondent Gaurav Kaira.
“I walked up to this chap and told him that I strongly agree with and endorse the praise he had showered on Sindhu, but was stunned when he asked me who she is. ‘Sidhu rings a bell but who is this Sindhu? A river somewhere in Pakistan?’ was his response. I told him that she is an ace badminton player and he said ‘Oh! okay,’ in bewilderment. I, however, mentioned a few Indian cricketers who score once in a blue moon and he was able to recollect their names very well – Murali Vijay, Saurabh Tiwary, Yusuf Pathan, to name a few,” Kaira said.
Kaira also added that Ghajini had a lot of problems recollecting Indian athletes who represented the country at the Olympics, whom he had religiously extolled during the games, through his tweets. “He also happens to remember people like Tusshar Kapoor and Ritiesh Deshmukh, who have tried their best to be heroes on screen, but cannot recollect a single Indian medal winner from the London 2012 Olympics,” Kaira added.
“Yaar, my memory has become like Twitter trends. I just don’t remember anything the next day if it’s not related to cricket or Bollywood,” said Ghajini. “What about the other players? Parupali Kashyap, Jwala Gutta, don’t these names ring a bell?” asked our correspondent plaintively, at which Ghajini promptly brightened and remarked, “I know Jwala Gutta! Wasn’t she the girl people were linking with Azharuddin?”
PS: This article was meant to be published this weekend but Ashwin reminded the editors that everyone would have forgotten about P V Sindhu by then.