For anyone following it is as clear as day that there is far too much sensitivity around Sachin and the Indian team. Yes, let's not generalise; it is not everybody, but let's not deny the obvious.
If a fan wants to say that Sachin chokes under pressure or say Chokedulkar, then they should be able to considering lord knows how many people still call Hayden an FTB or make fun of Broad's sexual orientation.
Sure, context plays a part but the problem is the sensitivity has gotten to such a point that no one can ever joke about the others because everyone knows there is undue sensitivity. That's almost automatically taken; as if the person who starts to lighten the mood or joke around is doing so as a troll.