Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh regularly stays active on Twitter. With about 6.24 million followers he has a marked presence there.
On 5th November, he tweeted birthday wishes to fellow cricketer Virat Kohli:
Happy birthday @imVkohli my brother from another mother.. khush reh.. rab tenu hamesha chardikala ch rakhe.. god bless
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) November 5, 2017
Harbhajan sought to give added respect to Kohli by calling him his brother from another mother but a Hindi newspaper made a bit of a mess of his tweet:
As seen in the clipping titled “Bhajji calls Kohli has second mother”, the newspaper stated that many people had wished Virat Kohli a happy birthday but Harbhajan’s wish was bit special, where he called Kohli his brother and second mother.
Soon a twitter user brought it to Harbhajan’s notice:
— RaiOnAir (@RaiOnAir) November 7, 2017
Harbhajan too decided to have a bit of fun. He sent out a tweet jokingly claiming that the journalist who interpreted his tweet to Hindi was drunk while on job:
koi baat nahi bhai sahb ne shayad 2/3 peg jyada lga liye honge kaam par phir apni marzi se angreji se ladayi kar li aur ye mtlab nikala???? https://t.co/a71j8uMwbb
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) November 7, 2017
This isn’t the only time Harbhajan has grabbed the headlines thanks to his tweets.
In September he had joked about the tax break-up in a GST bill which includes mentioning the component going to the states and the centre:
While making payment of bill after dinner in restaurant, it feels like state govt & central govt both had a dinner with us…
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) September 27, 2017
He was also recently attacked by trolls who had termed him as anti-Sikh for celebrating Karwa Chauth. He, in his responses, had subsequently reprimanded the trolls by asking them not to mislead people in the name of religion.