India’s Captain Virat Kohli Attacks Trolls Who Abused Fast Bowler Mohammed Shami After Pakistan Defeat
India’s captain Virat Kohli attacks trolls who abused fast bowler Mohammed Shami after Pakistan’s defeat in the T20 World Cup
- India failed to gain ground in Dubai’s box office success against Pakistan
- After the match, Shami suffered online abuse, including Islamophobic posts.
- Virat Kohli spoke after the Indian team and BCCI initially did not respond
India captain Virat Kohli lashed out at the ‘cowardly people’ who abused bowler Mohammed Shami online after his team’s 10 wicket defeat in their T20 World Cup opener against Pakistan.
“There is a good reason why we are playing on the field and not a bunch of cowardly people on social media who don’t have the courage to speak to anyone in person,” Kohli said.
The Indian team, as well as the Cricket Control Board in India (BCCI), initially remained silent after the incident, although several former players from India reported Shami’s abuse on social media.
India’s captain Virat Kohli lashed out at ‘cowardly people’ who abused Mohammed Shami
India failed to gain ground in the Dubai blockbuster, and Shami, who is Muslim, was the victim of online abuse, including Islamophobic messages.
Kohli said: “Attacking someone for their religion is the most, I would say, the most pathetic thing a human being can do.
‘I don’t want to waste a minute of my life paying attention to those people, and neither does Shami, nor anyone else on the team.
We fully support it. We support it 200 percent. Our brotherhood, our friendship within the team, nothing can be broken. ”
Shami, who is Muslim, was the victim of online abuse, including Islamophobic messages.