Mohammad Shami, The Indian Muslim cricketer was subjected to online abuse and called a “traitor” after Pakistan crushed India by 10 wickets in the high-voltage clash between the two arch-rivals last day.
According to the media, The Violence against Muslims in India was also reported after the emphatic win, Pakistan’s first against India at any World Cup.
Mohammad Shami became the main target after the defeat in Dubai against Pakistan, even though Indian captain Virat Kohli acknowledged that his side had been “outplayed”.
A lot of messages were left on Mohammad Shami’s Instagram account saying he was a “traitor” and should be thrown out of the Indian team.
On the other hand many fans and politicians also urged support for him, calling on Indian players to reject the hate messages just as they had backed the Black Lives Matter movement by taking a knee.
Omar Abdullah, a former chief minister in the Indian Occupied Kashmir, said on Twitter that “Team India your BLM knee-taking counts for nothing if you can´t stand up for your teammate who is being horribly abused and trolled on social media.
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