Not A Proud Indian? Or is it about publicity? Shobhaa De takes a dig at the Indian Olympic contingent

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She is known for her frank opinions and forthright views. But this time around, Shobhaa De seems to have gone a tad bit too far, with this tweet about the Indian contingent at the Olympics:

Sure enough, her comment kicked off a twitter storm, with many prominent sportspersons and other well known personalities putting their views across. The 2008 Olympic Gold Medallist Abhinav Bindhra, who missed out on a medal this year, was one of the first ones to react:

To which De had this fiery reply:

Badminton player and Olympian Jwala Gutta also took to defending her fellow athletes: