“Hello sir, Rishi Sunak, English tea or masala chai today,” asked Zomato in their tweet. For a bit of context, Rishi Sunak is the newly-elected Prime Minister of the UK. His parents are of Indian origin, and he is also married to Indian businesswoman and fashion designer Akshata Murthy, daughter of Infosys founder Narayana Murthy. The UK PM’s Indian origins prompted Zomato’s Twitter question about who he would be cheering for in India vs England semi-final by using tea as a metaphor. Would he root for the Indian side, that is ‘Masala Chai’ – or would he prefer the country he is serving – English tea?
The hilarious query by the food aggregator application grabbed eyeballs on the internet. It has already received over 3.2k likes and hundreds of comments. Twitter users appreciated the subtle comparison between India’s and England’s cricket teams and the kinds of chai. “Probably he’s going with masala tea,” guessed one user while another said, “He’s chai tea!” “Be careful and hold your horses – it should not happen that we become the chicken tikka in the oven,” said another.
Take a look at the reactions:
With Matthi or English Cookies?— Chetan Gadia (@chetangadia) November 10, 2022
I suggest him lemon masala tea🤭— Vikas kr. Jatav (@vikasizm) November 10, 2022
Tim hortons’ chai tea— Aarushi Lal (@Aaahrushi) November 10, 2022
Masala chai supremacy 😍— Priyanka🌸 (@Priyanka0__) November 10, 2022
chai tea only!— Deeksha Sharma (@deekshay_) November 10, 2022
When you realise English tea leaves come from India
This is not the only tweet by Zomato that has gone viral recently. Previously, the food aggregator application shared a funny post on Delhi’s deteriorating air quality. The tweet brought a smile to people’s faces and garnered plenty of likes. Click here to read the full story.
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