Cricketers getting trolled on Twitter by religious fanatics for absurd things have become a trend on social media. Last week, Mohammad Kaif was attacked after he put up a picture of playing chess with his son. A few days back, all-rounder Irfan Pathan had to face the heat for posting a picture of his wife.
Now, England cricketer Moeen Ali has become the latest target of the fanatics and that also for drawing a picture. Ali recently tweeted a picture of him drawing a portrait of Sir Vivian Richards, which was to be auctioned by Cricket United, a cricket charity awareness campaign that raises money for the Professional Cricketers’ Association.
The all-rounder was criticised on the platform for going against Islam.
Bro painting is not allowed in Islam. U can try something else to raise funds. Ur intentions r clean but avoid haraam ways 4 noble causes— mohammad umair (@umairdotansari) July 31, 2017
dont u know brother, to draw such paintings/drawings is NOT allowed in Islam? as per my little knowledge.— EngrMuhammad Zeeshan (@engr_zeeshi) July 26, 2017
Assalamu aliakum y do this— Skyway (@Skyway76798717) July 27, 2017
Ali also received support on Twitter from his fans.
Keep up the good work. Ppl who are giving lectures on painting being haraam wont even be praying 5 times a day. Btw congratz on ur hattrick.— Ali G (@aly_aly_aly) August 1, 2017
Yes, we will support you in every field..@MoeenAli you are Great MUSLIM and Gr8 Person ever in English Sport— HAMZA KHAN (@hkhanCr77) July 27, 2017
The English cricketer recently made headlines for leading his side to a 239-run win over South Africa. He also took a hat-trick in the match.