Media persons, especially those who are in front of the camera are under immense pressure with the compulsion of being the first to break a story which leads to many errors and mistakes on their part.
And thanks to social media, these things are highlighted widely and something similar was seen recently when a TV anchor mistook KL Rahul for Rahul Gandhi while announcing news and said that Rahul Gandhi will open for India in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia.
Shortly after captain Rohit Sharma confirmed that KL Rahul will indeed be opening the batting for India at the T20 World Cup, the news became an instant sensation in the Indian cricket circuit. In the hurry to be the first to break the story, the anchor committed a hilarious gaffe.
"Bharatiya team ke kaptaan Rohit Sharma ne kaha ki T20 World Cup mein open karenge Rahul Gandhi. Virat Kohli ko bhi kai match mein pen karna pad sakta hai," (Captain of the Indian team Rohit Sharma has said that Rahul Gandhi will open for India at T20 World Cup. Virat Kohli too may have to perform that role is some games),” said the anchor, the video of which went viral instantly.
This led to the anchor being trolled relentlessly on social media platform Twitter with Rahul Gandhi being the center of attraction.
Here are some tweets: