the tweet did not sit well with netizens
Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh was brutally trolled over his recent tweet regarding the vaccine for the Covid pandemic.
The World Cup-winning bowler is one of the most active cricketers on social media.
He has garnered a reputation of sharing his views on matters related to any day-to-day affairs of India.
As vaccines against Covid-19 are getting closer to being rolled out for the public, Harbhajan expressed his views.
He took to Twitter and asked his followers whether Indians “seriously” needed a vaccine against Covid-19.
PFIZER AND BIOTECH Vaccine:
Moderna Vaccine: Accuracy *94.5%
Oxford Vaccine: Accuracy *90%
Indian Recovery rate (Without Vaccine): 93.6%
Do we seriously need vaccine ??
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) December 3, 2020
He mentioned that India’s recovery rate without the vaccine is 93.6 per cent while vaccines that were being developed seemed to have slightly more accuracy.
Harbhajan mentioned data stating that Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine’s accuracy is being claimed at 94 per cent.
Whereas, Moderna’s and Oxford’s accuracy rate is at 94.5 per cent and 90 per cent, respectively.
Harbhajan questioned whether Indians would be better off without the Covid vaccine after all.
Not very long ago, the entire world was desperate for a vaccine.
But now that the scientists have managed to develop a few vaccines, a notable section has expressed its apprehensions over the same and Harbhajan Singh is perhaps from the same section.
However, the tweet did not sit well with netizens who decided to troll the cricketer for his remark.
Some came up with hilarious cricket-related scenarios to make him understand what was wrong with his tweet while some just had fun at his expense.
A few people also asked the Indian cricket legend to delete the tweet.
Some even said he needed the vaccine most as he could not “afford to lose any more brain cells”.
93.6% recovery means 6.4% die. 95% vaccine accuracy means there is 95% chance you won’t be in that 6.4%.
Also, recovery comes side-effects physically & mentally & seeing this tweet, I can say people like you need the vaccine most as you can’t afford to lose any more brain cells.
— The-Lying-Lama 2.0 (@KyaUkhaadLega) December 3, 2020
One person said: “Do not post such stupid tweets.”
Only 1 batsman has died on the cricket pitch. Do we seriously need helmet, kidney guard, shin guard, chest guard etc..??
— UncouthVillageYouth (@UncthVllgeYouth) December 3, 2020
Harbhajan Singh has not been seen in action since 2019’s Indian Premier League (IPL) when he plied his trade for Chennai Super Kings.
The veteran spinner had played an integral role in CSK’s march to the final where they lost to his former team Mumbai Indians.
He was a part of CSK’s squad for IPL 2020 too but had decided against playing in the competition citing personal reasons.
IPL 2020 was held in the United Arab Emirates due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Apart from Harbhajan Singh, CSK player Suresh Raina had also withdrawn from IPL 2020.
So far, India has recorded 9.57 million Covid cases, the second-highest in the world, with 9.02 million recoveries. There have been over 139,000 Covid deaths in the country.