In June this year, the Indo-Canadian pair of Rohan Bopanna and Gabriela Dabrowski won the mixed doubles event of the French Open 2017. Presently, in a tweet written some 11 hours before writing this, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau celebrated the victory as well as the partnership between the two countries in a tweet tagging Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Getting a tweet by Dabrowski where she expresses gratitude toward Bopanna for an ‘unforgettable tournament’, Mr Trudeau exclaimed, “how’s that for partnership!” and tagged PM Modi.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) July 7, 2017
— Gaby Dabrowski (@GabyDabrowski) June 11, 2017
Early today, PM Modi answered to the tweet by saying that the partnership is ‘advantageous to both countries’ and ‘beneficial for the world’, ending his tweet with a smiley face emoticon. “India and Canada is an ace partnership, advantageous to both countries, beneficial for the world. Game, set and match always,” he wrote.
India & Canada is an ace partnership, advantageous to both nations, beneficial for the world. Game, set and match always. : ) https://t.co/rRKW1VtqCX
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 8, 2017
In only two hours, Mr Modi’s tweet has gathered very nearly 6,000 “likes” and more than 1,600 retweets. Many Twitter clients have echoed the sentiments expressed in the ‘sporting’ tweets:
Sports and music are the ideal binding factors 🙂 @JustinTrudeau
— Dinesh Joshi (@dineshjoshi70) July 8, 2017
May Indo-Canadian partnership Live Long and win every match….🇨🇦🇮🇳
— Manjul Sharma (@manjul36) July 8, 2017
Prior, Mr Modi had likewise tweeted a photo with Mr Trudeau from the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 7, 2017