New Delhi [India]: The captain of Indian Women’s Cricket team, Mithali Raj, was bashed on the social media for uploading what she described as a “postshoot selfie,” but received loads of support in return, with her fans trolling the ‘trolls’.
Mithali recently posted a “postshoot selfie,” and was immediately, flooded with many comments taunting and insulting her for her attire.
— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) September 6, 2017
The negative comments ranged from telling her that they “didn’t expect” this attire from her to those telling her to be “be an Indian.”
One person bashed Mithali Raj and tweeted, “To much hot, not good”
To much hot , not good
— Venkatesh (@Venkate37652181) September 7, 2017
While one criticised the picture and wrote, “Not Gud. Not expected these kind of pictures. Sorryyy (Sorry).”
Not Gud.Not expected these kind of pictures.Sorryyy
— chandu_Prince FAN (@chanduk2010) September 6, 2017
Although, this time, the number of people scorning the trolls seemed to have outnumbered the trolls themselves.
One supporter came out and tweeted on the “too hot” comment, “What are you? A weather forecaster?”
What are you? A weather forecaster?
— Ronit Motiwale (@Ronit_58) September 7, 2017
While another supporter tweeted, “Don’t troll guys. (There is) Nothing bad in dress. Pls clean your mind first.”
Don't troll guys. Nothing bad in dress. Pls clean your mind first.
— Swadesh Jadon (@Swadesh_KSingh) September 6, 2017
Several tweets simply commended the picture or answered the trolls that she has the right to wear whatever she wants to and that she is “the nation’s pride.”
Mithali Raj and her team left a strapping impression in the ICC Women’s World Cup even as they finished second in the tournament.
Mithali became the first woman cricketer to score seven consecutive half-centuries in One-day Internationals (ODIs) during the World Cup.
The ‘Captain Cool’ of Women’s Cricket, Mithali was seen reading a book before going in to bat, in one of the matches.
This is not the first time a sportsperson was trolled and bashed on social media.
Earlier, Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan and Pakistani cricketer Mohammed Shami were trolled for posting a picture of their wives on social media. (ANI)