Rahul Gandhi bowler Mohammad Shami in online hate attack after Pakistan loss

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Mohammad Shami conceded 43 points in 3.5 overs in the game against Pakistan

New Delhi:

Mohammad Shami, who was viciously attacked online after India lost to Pakistan in their T20 World Cup opener, found some late TLC from politicians and sports heroes .

Rahul Gandhi, Omar Abdullah, Asaduddin Owaisi supported the Indian bowler and condemned his targeting by social media trolls.

“Mohammad #Shami, we are all with you. These people are filled with hate because no one gives them love. Forgive them,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted in support of the cricketer, blunting the online hatred received by the Indian bowler.

It was at Shami’s over that Pakistan finished the 152-point chase with Mohammad Rizwan dropping the Indian pacer on all parts of the pitch in Dubai. Shami was subjected to a lot of trolling after the paceman returned 0/43 numbers in 3.5 overs.

Mohammad Shami is targeted on social media for yesterday’s game (Sunday), showing radicalization, hatred against Muslims. In cricket you win or lose. There are 11 players in the squad but only one player Muslim is targeted. Will the BJP government condemn this? ” Asaduddin Owaisi, head of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), quoted by ANI news agency said.

“#MohammedShami was one of 11 players who lost last night, he wasn’t the only player on the pitch. Team India your BLM knee is nothing if you can’t defend your teammate who is horribly abused & trolled on social media, “tweeted former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah.

Former cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, Virendner Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, among others, have joined the player.

“When we support #TeamIndia we are supporting everyone who represents Team India. @ MdShami11 is a committed and world class bowler. He had a day off like any other sportsman. I support Shami & Team India”, Sachin Tendulkar tweeted.

“The online attack on Mohammad Shami is shocking and we support him. He is a champion and everyone who wears the Indian cap has India in their heart more than any online crowd. With you Shami . Agle match mein dikado jalwa, “read Virender Sehwag’s tweet.

Facebook said on Monday it had quickly put in place measures to suppress abusive comments, some outrageously vile, against the cricketer.

“No one should be subjected to abuse anywhere, and we don’t want that on our platforms. We quickly introduced action to remove comments that directed abuse against an Indian cricketer and we will continue to take action against those who violate our community’s standards, ”a Facebook spokesperson said.

The representative for the social media giant also said that the company recently announced updates to its bullying and harassment policy that strengthens the protection of all public figures.

In addition, we have tools such as hidden words that protect you from bullying comments and abuse in your direct message requests, and limits, which protect you when you encounter or anticipate a wave of comments and abuse. abusive messages, “noted the spokesperson.

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