A Meerkat Just Challenged Tiger Shroff To a Fight on Twitter: Here’s What You’ve Missed

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A Meerkat Just Challenged Tiger Shroff To a Fight on Twitter: Here’s What You’ve Missed

Illustration: Arati Gujar

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n the age of random online challenges and viral Omprakash Mishra songs, there isn’t much that we could call uniquely bizarre. Still, when a Meerkat — that’s right, an African mongoose — takes potshots at a handsome Bollywood actor, it’s quite impossible to not take notice.

As the rest of the world was recovering from the collective hangover caused by last week’s major sporting events, a meerkat somehow found its way onto Twitter. With the arrogance typical of a carnivorous creature, it claimed that it should have played Tiger Shroff’s part in a new car ad, considering it was more “badass” than Shroff Junior. The actor responded, in his typically cool gym-bro fashion, that it was time to “bring it on”.

You may not realise it now, but this simple exchange is set to spark off one of the most anticipated “Fight Nights” in recent times — the “Meerkat of the Year vs Student of the Year”. Here’s what to expect from this ultimate showdown:

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Clearly this Meerkat hasn’t seen Baaghi 2.

First a look at how the two fighters square up.

Meerkat, a small diurnal herpestidae, comes from the Kalahari desert of Botswana, and is hence capable of withstanding very harsh conditions. It’s grateful to its new fans, who have gathered under the banner #TeamMeerkat, since it received very little support from its parents growing up.

You may not realise it now, but this simple exchange is set to spark off one of the most anticipated “Fight Nights” in recent times.

“Team Meerkat for the win,” said one such admirer, Kahini Iyer. “I think meerkat would have learnt a fair bit about dealing with big cats considering he’s grown up in Africa. This Tiger is going down.”

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Things are heating up…

Meanwhile, on the other side, we have Tiger Shroff, who has the bendiest body in Bollywood. Tiger’s ability to do backflips on demand is only his second best skill — the first is impress any stranger with his dazzling smile. Apart from being conferred the “Student of the Year” title in 2019, he’s also fought off almost 300 men on screen in his short career.

“This is a no-brainer, personally,” said Shivendu Menon, a huge fan of Tiger Shroff. “How big is a meerkat anyway? Like three-feet tall? And he’s taking on one of the fittest men in the country. I hope for his family’s sake that he comes out in one piece.”

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So far, we all know who the real badass is.

We reached out to the meerkat in question to understand why it started the fight. “Tiger thinks he’s so badass with his perfect body and natural beauty. But can he match up to me? One of the cutest creatures in the animal kingdom. It’s time to find out once and for all.”

“Tiger thinks he’s so badass with his perfect body and natural beauty. But can he match up to me?”

So what should we expect as these two rivals get into the ring? Can the meerkat’s wit take on Tiger’s charm? Or will Tiger’s ability to hang on to a mid-air helicopter prove to be too much for a mere meerkat? 

Only time will tell. Stay tuned and find out who the bigger badass is.

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