Trolls stooped to a new low in their criticism of Virat Kohli, as they sent rape threats to his and Anushka Sharma’s 10-month-old daughter, Vamika on Twitter.
Indian captain Virat Kohli defended his teammate bowler, Mohammad Shami on social media in response to the hate he received after Pakistan defeated India by 10 wickets in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. The Indian skipper called the trolls spineless when they unabashedly abused the bowler and blamed him for India’s defeat.
Kohli couldn’t stand the unjustified hate, so he came to his teammate’s defence.
“There’s a good reason why we are playing on the field and not some bunch of spineless people on social media that have no courage to actually speak to any individual in person.
He further added,
“Attacking someone over their religion is the most pathetic thing that a human being can do. Everyone has the right to voice their opinion and what they feel about certain situations. But I have never ever thought of discriminating [against] anyone over their religion.”
But, this whole event took a disgusting turn as the trolls couldn’t bear Kohli standing up to his Muslim teammate. So, to get back to him, they threatened to rape his 10-month-old daughter, and oh the audacity and viciousness of it is so horrifying.
As the events unfolded, Indian Twitterati called out the sickening trolls for going to such revolting lengths.
“Kohli and Anushka’s 10-month-old daughter is getting rape threats because he decided to stand by his Muslim teammate, call out bigotry, and say discrimination on the basis of religion is wrong. A 10-month-old child. This is the India that we let happen,” wrote a disappointed user.
“This makes me want to puke. Rape threats to a toddler from the RW because @imVkohli did the decent thing called out bigotry & supported his teammate. These bigots belong in jail,” lashed out another Indian citizen.
One user also alerted the authorities to look into the matter and asked them to teach the haters a lesson or two.
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