‘Rafabulous taste’: Amul celebrates Rafael Nadal’s 21st Grand Slam win

Rafael Nadal defeated Daniil Medvedev and won his second Australian Open title on Sunday.

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Amul on Tuesday acknowledged Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal’s win against Russian Daniil Medvedev in the Australian Open. After his win at the Australian Open, Nadal has become the first tennis player to win 21 Grand Slam men’s singles titles. His rivals Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have 20 Grand Slam titles each.

Amul’s topical posted on social media shows Nadal sitting on his knees inside a tennis court holding a buttered toast and a knife. He is joined by the Amul girl, who is dressed as a ball girl. The Amul mascot makes a victory sign with one hand and holds small balloons shaped as 21.

The topical headlines as “Nadal ikissi se kam nahi!”, which is a witty twist on the phrase “kissi se kam nahi”. The word “kissi” has been replaced with “ikissi”, indicating Nadal’s 21st grand slam win. The topical has been captioned, “#Amul Topical: Spanish legend wins 21st Grand Slam and now holds the record!”The clever topical, titled, “Novax, Djokovic?”, showed the world number one player at an airport as an Australian police official and the Amul girl dressed in PPE kit pointed fingers at him questioningly.

Rafael Nadal created history on Sunday and achieved the unthinkable as he won his 21st Grand Slam at the Australian Open moving ahead of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. And as congratulatory messages flooded social media, it was the importance of vaccination against coronavirus disease  that dominated conversation worldwide.

The 35-year-old Spaniard was outplayed by Daniil Medvedev, the higher-ranked and in-form Russian, for more than two sets and two hours in the Australian Open final. However, Nadal defeated Medvedev in the nerve-wracking final, winning his second Australian Open title.

After Nadal emerged as the winner proving his mettle all over again, vaccine memes and jokes surged online bringing the focus back on his rival Djokovic, who was barred from playing the tournament because of Australia’s strict immunisation policy. Even though he even took the Australian government to court to state he had a valid medical exemption, the result was not in his favour.

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