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Mohammed Shami gets support after being brutally trolled after loss to Pakistan

India suffered a heavy ten-wicket defeat to Pakistan in the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup. Meanwhile, Mohammed Shami was targeted and brutally trolled by social media before finding support from former cricketers.

Mohammed Shami gets support after being brutally trolled after loss to Pakistan-ayh
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Kolkata, First Published Oct 25, 2021, 5:37 PM IST
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It was tough luck for Team India, as it lost to arch-rival Pakistan in Group 2’s Super 12 stage of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday. It was the first time that Pakistan had beaten India in the tournament and any World Cup competition.

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The Indian bowlers execute properly, especially seamer Mohammed Shami, as he turned out to be the most economical of all, giving away 43 runs in 3.5 overs at a poor economy of 11.20. Consequently, he was subjected to brutal trolling on social media, with Indian fans accusing him of foul play.

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However, Shami received support from his fellow and former Indian cricketers. “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," wrote Virender Sehwag.

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Meanwhile, former seamer Irfan Pathan wrote, “Even I was part of #IndvsPak battles on the field where we have lost but never been told to go to Pakistan! I’m talking about a few years back. THIS CRAP NEEDS TO STOP. #Shami”.

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Also, veteran Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh stood by Shami, as he wrote, “We love you @MdShami11 #Shami”. Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, too, voiced his support for his Indian teammate, as he noted, “We are so proud of you @MdShami11 bhaiya”.

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In the meantime, Gambhir was quoted as saying the acts of trolling on social media as shameful. He also despised the actions of bursting crackers in some parts of the country upon Pakistan’s win. As for the loss, Gambhir credited Pakistan for producing top gameplay, besides asserting that one bad game does not make India a lousy team.

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