Embarrassing threats to the family of Indian captain Virat Kohli after expressing support for fast bowler Mohammad Shami have angered Twitter.
The fast bowler, India’s only Muslim player in the T20 World Cup squad, was subjected to unusual abuse on social media when India lost to Pakistan in their opening match of the mega event.
Many took to Twitter to criticize the Syrians, calling them “traitors” and calling them “back to Pakistan”, although Kohli himself said the entire team had been defeated by Pakistan.
A few days ago, the Indian captain defended Syria in a statement and called critics “without a backbone” for bullying the fast bowler.
“That’s a good reason why we’re playing on the field, and there’s not a bunch of spineless people on social media who don’t dare talk to anyone in person,” Kohli said. Kohli had said.
Immediately after Kohli’s statement, online trolls targeted the batsman’s 10-month-old daughter Wamika, threatening to rape her.
Twitter reacted strongly.
“Everything is so ugly in India now. Kohli defended Syria in the morning, somewhat apathetic about a troll, apologizing, threatening to rape Wamika and now that the Indian team has lost to New Zealand, Kohli Both pro- and anti-Kohli factions have doubled down on this silly debate, a Twitter user said.
Another Twitter user, Nina Kaur, said she was “disgusted and frightened” by reading about a 10-month-old girl being threatened with rape and general intolerance in India.
“I am bored and scared after reading Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli’s 10-month-old daughter Wamika.[,] Threats of rape [over a] To play cricket and stand up for a Muslim teammate[.] @iamsrk Boy Aryan is a little consumed and they want to stop it. This is India for you, I am ashamed, “he tweeted, referring to Indian film star Shah Rukh Khan’s legal woes after his son was wrongly implicated in drug possession.
Twitter account haBharatHussain was terrified, wondering what could be the fault of an infant in being subjected to such heinous abuse.
“I am one. [of] Great fan[s] Of Virat Kohli. He is facing a lot of criticism after losing his second match. Criticism has its own limitations, but what is the fault of her 9-month-old daughter Wamika who is facing threats of rape? He thought.
Twitter account @ResponsibleSane called on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take notice of the heinous threats against Anushka and Kohli’s daughter.
Another Twitter user described it as the lowest level anyone could drown.
“It has become a social epidemic in today’s world, which is very sad and tragic to look at because it is literally the lowest level of human ability anyone can work on. And that’s how I look at these people. “Another tweet.
India lost the second match of the T20 World Cup against New Zealand on Sunday. After his defeat, the Indian cricket team, the BCCI and Kohli were heavily criticized for playing mediocre cricket. The team is now on the verge of being knocked out of the tournament.