Condemned: Bursting crackers on Pak win and trolling of Shami


New Delhi, Oct 26 (UNI) Two incidents have taken place following India's 10-wicket loss to Pakistan in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup encounter.

One incident is about crackers being burst in different parts of the country after India's loss and the other is the subjection of pacer Mohammed Shami to hate and abuse on social media.

Taking to Twitter, former Test cricketer Gautam Gambhir said, "Those bursting crackers on Pak winning can’t be Indian! We stand by our boys! #shameful."

Gambhir also called the bursting of crackers a shameful act and unacceptable.

Backing Shami, Gambhir said it is absolutely disgusting when someone targets an individual, whether he is the captain or someone who is from another community.

Not only cricketers supported Shami, but also politicians like Rahul Gandhi, Omar Abdullah, and others backed Shami and flayed social media trolls for targeting him.

"Mohammad #Shami we are all with you. These people are filled with hate because nobody gives them any love. Forgive them," Rahul Gandhi tweeted in Shami's support.

The pacer was subjected to much trolling after he had conceded 43 runs in 3.5 overs, the highest run-giver among the Indian bowlers against Pakistan.

"#MohammedShami was one of 11 players who lost last night, he wasn't the only player on the field. Team India, your BLM knee taking counts for nothing if you can't stand up for your team mate who is being horribly abused & trolled on social media," former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeted.

Former cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, and others also came to Shami's rescue.

"The online attack on Mohammad Shami is shocking and we stand by him. He is a champion and Anyone who wears the India cap has India in their hearts far more than any online mob. With you Shami. Agle match mein dikado jalwa," Sehwag said.

"When we support #TeamIndia, we support every person who represents Team India. @MdShami11 is a committed, world-class bowler. He had an off day like any other sports person can have. I stand behind Shami & Team India," Tendulkar said.