News portal receives flak for addressing Dipika Pallikal as Dinesh Karthik’s wife

Jakarta: Joshna Chinnappa, Dipika Pallikal Karthik and Saurav Ghosal won bronze medals in individual squash events at the ongoing games in Jakarta-Palembang.

In the women’s category, India team comprising Joshna Chinappa, Dipika Pallikal, Tanvi Khanna and Sunayna Krurvilla, registered another deserving victory, outplaying Iran 3-0.

While they were appreciated for bringing laurels to the country, one tweet from a news website announced Dipika’s win on Twitter addressing her as cricketer Dinesh Karthik’s wife.

#DineshKarthik’s wife #DipikaPallikal settles for #bronze in women’s singles #squash” wrote Catch News.

This tweet earned them a lot of criticism from Twitter users as people pointed out how Dipika has her own identity and need not be addressed as a cricketer’s wife.

This is how Twitterati reacted to a news report on Dipika Pallikal’s bronze medal win: