Virender Sehwag, the former cricketer with a sizeable fan-following on social media because of his outspoken comments, used Twitter to call out a school textbook.
In the tweet posted on Sunday, Mr Sehwag attached a picture of a page from a school textbook and used the word "crap" to describe a section that said "a large family cannot enjoy a happy life".
A lot of such crap in school textbooks. Clearly the authorities deciding and reviewing content not doing their homework pic.twitter.com/ftaMRupJdx- Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 5, 2018
The tweet set off a flurry of reactions, and similar examples.
"Whosoever has finalized this curriculum hasn't done his homework! @PrakashJavdekar ji @PMOIndia sir if this is true kindly have a look!" said a tweet that sought to draw the attention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Education Minister Prakash Javadekar.
"Disgusting," said a Twitter user.
One post said: "Schools have to be educated first before children!!"
Many expressed outrage at the callous assessment of a joint family.
Sirjee... this is in my kid's text book! pic.twitter.com/jJAPLH5rHV- Jithendra (@hydbadshah) August 5, 2018
Wrong. School books should not attempt to indoctrinate children in such ways as to label grandparents as mere caretakers, or mothers as incapable, and so on.- Second Foundation (@SecondFoundn) August 5, 2018
Hope government does something quickly about our text books at all levels- Prakasha (@Prakash49830125) August 5, 2018
Though Mr Sehwag usually tweets on cricket or cricketers, this is not the first time he has ventured outside his subject and commented on something completely different.