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T20 World Cup: BCCI supports Mohammed Shami after online abuse


T20 World Cup: Mohammed Shami was abused after India’s defeat to Pakistan.© AFP

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday supported pacemaker Mohammed Shami following the online abuse of the bowler following India’s defeat on Sunday. Shami was subjected to online abuse after India defeated arch-enemy Pakistan in the ongoing T20 World Cup on Sunday. Once the match ended, fans on Instagram and Twitter gave derogatory statements about Shami. BCCI shared a photo of Shami with Captain Virat Kohli on Twitter, saying “Proud, Strong, Upward and beyond.”

The Indian captain, Virat Kohli, also saw some ominous fan behavior and the trolls were also not friendly with him as he was also criticized for his captaincy during the match.

Cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, Irfan Pathan, Yuzvendra Chahal and versatile player Yusuf Pathan also condemned the online abuse against Shami on Monday.

Coming back to the match, it was the first time India had lost a T20I by 10 wickets. It also happens to be the first time that Pakistan wins a T20I by 10 wickets. India next time on 31 October against New Zealand.

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