It’s no secret that cricket is a religion in India. And after India’s consecutive loss at the ongoing T20 World Cup series, captain Virat Kohli was subjected to excessive abuse online.
But now, people have come out in his support, with fans talking about how a few matches do not define a person’s career:
Actually, he don’t want any kind of credit, he never ask for it. At least don’t show hate this man. He doesn’t deserve such hatred when team lose.#viratkholi— Karan Singh (@Mr_Karan_80) November 2, 2021
Dear @imVkohli always with u❤️ pic.twitter.com/MpStlkEnJI
Ten months old daughter of virat kholi and anushka sharma is brought under debate by Indian cricketers fans and getting rape threats !!— Malwiannx🦋 (@Kidannsohneo) November 3, 2021
Being a citizen of India we are with you #viratkholi and #AnushkaSharma !! May God protect your daughter and your family!! #TeamIndia
Dear virat— aj_creationns (@aj_creationns) November 3, 2021
I love you forever and never let you down champ !!
it was an promise taken when I felt gooseebumps by seeing tat vintage virat !! Tat kohli is there.. you can make it up 💥
Get up hero… Its time for the show #viratkholi pic.twitter.com/A9LdV3HumM
Kohli isn’t the only cricketer to receive abuse online. Fellow cricketer Mohammad Shami was also viciously trolled after India’s loss, and Kohli stood up for him. In fact, in a despicable act, Kohli’s 10-month-old daughter was issued rape threats as well. While it’s understandable to feel upset over losing the match, it’s important to remember that abusing and trolling someone is never acceptable.