Mumbai: Actor Salman Khan uploaded a picture of his meeting with Olympic silver medallist Mirabai Chanu on his social media account on Wednesday.
The actor uploaded a picture with Mirabai, who won a silver medal for India in the 49 kg category in women’s weightlifting.
Salman captioned the image as: “Happy for u silver medalist @mirabai_chanu … lovely meeting with u…best wishes always!”
Mirabai reposted the tweet and wrote: “Thank you so much. @BeingSalmanKhan sir. I am a big fan of you and it was like a dream come true for me.”
While many appreciated Salman for honouring an Olympics hero, some could not help but notice an embroidery of what appears to be a deer on his shawl. Salman is of course infamous for the widely reported 1998 Blackbuck poaching case.
Many resorted to trolling the actor for the image.
WHY IS SALMAN KHAN WEARING THE SHAWL AND THAT TOO WITH A DEER ON IT pic.twitter.com/3lVPvoAI3I
— Jake Paratha (@rajjjshah) August 11, 2021
— Sujit | অসমীয়া (@sujitkumarnath0) August 12, 2021
People to Salman Khan on Mirabai Chanu’s shawl gift. pic.twitter.com/PodrM2tAm7
— Yo Yo Funny Singh 🇮🇳 (@moronhumor) August 11, 2021
Mirabai had also met cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and posted a picture with him on Wednesday.
(WIth IANS inputs)