Congress MP Shashi Tharoor Used A New Word After India’s Historic Test Win; What Does It Mean?

New Delhi: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor trolled Australia after India’s Test win, with a single word. Only, not many know what it means. Tharoor took to Twitter to share his word of the day – epicaricacy.

What does it mean?

Epicaricacy means the act of rejoicing at or deriving pleasure from the misfortunes of others.

The wordsmith also shared a graphic of former Australian cricketers who had predicted trouble for India ahead of the fourth Test at Brisbane’s Gabba – where Australia had been undefeated since 1988.

He also shared a snapshot of the comments made by former cricketers Michael Clarke, Ricky Ponting and Mark Waugh. India would be in deep trouble without Virat Kohli, former Australia captain Michael Clarke had predicted. Ricky Ponting had said there would be a good chance of a “whitewash” in Kohli’s absence. Brad Haddin and Mark Waugh had both said India would not recover from its loss in Adelaide.

“I am not the gloating kind,” clarified Shashi Tharoor, “but there’s a special pleasure in reading these comments today…”

He also made a dig at former Australian skipper Michael Clarke who had said India could celebrate for a year if they beat Australia without Virat Kohli.


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