There was an outpouring of emotions on social media after India’s defeat against Australia in the final of the ODI World Cup 2023. Sadly, some Indian fans made derogatory comments towards the families of Australian players. India’s famous former spinner Harbhajan Singh urged cricket fans to avoid targeting Australian cricketers and their loved ones with trolling or negative comments.
Harbhajan, through his official ‘X’ account, stressed the inappropriateness of targeting the families of World Cup champions through trolling. Acknowledging India’s defeat to a superior team in the final, he urged cricket fans to avoid insulting others for the result. He concluded by underlining the importance of maintaining restraint and respect, and said that maintaining sanity and dignity is of paramount importance in such situations.
“The reports of trolling the family members of Australian cricket players are completely wrong. We played well but lost to the Australian team in the final due to better cricket. That’s all. Why troll the players and their families? All Cricket fans are requested to stop such behaviour.” , Discretion and dignity are more important,” Harbhajan Written on X.
Here is Harbhajan’s latest post on ‘X’:
The news of Australian cricket players trolling their family members is completely bad. We played well but lost the final because of better cricket than the Australian team. That’s it. Why troll players and their families? All cricket fans are requested to stop such behaviour. Vivek and…
-Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) 21 November 2023
Glenn Maxwell’s wife addresses trolling by Indian fans on social media
Michelle Marsh Had to face trolling on social media after sharing a picture of him stepping on the World Cup trophy. Apart from this, after India’s defeat to Australia, many cricket fans took to social platforms to target the relatives of Australian players. Vinny Raman, wife of Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, drew attention to this unfortunate trend. He posted his thoughts on Instagram and wrote,
“Can’t believe this needs to be said, but you can be Indian and still support the country of your birth, where you were brought up and more importantly, the team your husband plays for. And your kid’s dad plays, #nobrainer. Take a cold pill and direct “This outrage towards more important issues,” Winnie wrote in her Instagram post.