Srinagar: Former India cricketer Harbhajan Singh has lashed out at trolls who have been abusing Australian cricketers and their families after Australia beat India in the World Cup 2023 final in Ahmedabad on Sunday.
An unfortunate development since the result on Sunday has been the appearance of several abusive comments on the social media posts of Australian players and their families, including rape and death threats.
Former India spinner Harbhajan Singh has now spoken out against the abuse.
“Reports of trolling of family members of Australian cricket players is completely in bad taste. We played well but lost the final to better cricket by the Aussies. That’s it. Why troll the players and their families? Requesting all cricket fans to stop such behaviour. Sanity and dignity are more important,” he said on X.
Such comments could be seen on the posts of wives of players like Travis Head and Glenn Maxwell among others.
Maxwell’s wife Vini Raman called out those metting out the abuse “…aaaaand cue all the hateful vile DMs. Stay classy. Can’t believe this needs to be said BUT you can be Indian and also support the country of your birth where you have been raised and more importantly the team your husband plus father of your child plays in #nobrainer. Take a chill pill and direct that outrage towards more important world issues,” she wrote in an Instagram post.