Trolling players is a common reaction from so-called fans when their favourite team loses a match. Recently, social media trolled RCB captain Virat Kohli’s wife Anushka Sharma for his poor performance in the first three matches of the IPL. The trolls have no limit and no fear of consequence, but today we saw a new low after rape threats were given to Dhoni’s five-year-old daughter, Ziva.
In what can only be called shameful, trolls took to social media platforms to say abusive comments and threaten Dhoni’s 5-year-old daughter with rape after Dhoni led Chennai Super Kings lost their match against Kolkata Knight Riders in the ongoing IPL. His wife Sakshi too was targeted in some posts.
The threats appeared on Dhoni and his wife Sakshi’s Instagram accounts. Mind you, not one, not two but several comments were made in the same vein. All because a cricketer lost a match. Yes, that’s how little it takes for trolls to threaten a girl with rape.
Seeing such obnoxious comments being made towards a child, former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan also took to Twitter to slam the mentality of such people. He wrote,
“All the players giving their best,sometimes it just doesn’t work but it’s doesn’t give any one any authority to give a threat to a young child #mentality #respect”
Yuzvendra Chahal also shared a hard-hitting note on his Instagram story. Have a look:
It is extremely disturbing to think that a 5-year-old is getting such threats.