A poster identifying Indian tennis player Sania Mirza as retired sprinter PT Usha in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam has gone viral on social media. The Flexi went viral with social media abuzz with comments over the error. The poster was arranged on the occasion of 2K Walkathon and YSR Kreeda Protasahakalu, marking National Sports Day in the city. The organisers removed the picture after realising the gaffe.
A few days back, the YS Jagan Mohan Reddy government announced cash awards to sportspersons who won medals at the national level on the name of 'YSR Kreeda Protasahakalu' and it was also decided to organise functions and events on the occasion of National Sports Day on a grand note. The Visakhapatnam district administration too organised an event on the beach road.
The photograph of Sania Mirza under the category of 'Tennis' named with PT Usha, 'Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri and Arjuna Award' left Visakhapatnam locals in splits. With the poster going viral on the social networking sites, organizations and people raised their voice over the mistake. The organisers are yet to respond to the issue.