Hrishikesh Kanitkar becomes the latest victim of Wikipedia trolls
Interestingly, this is the third popular instance when such compromised information has come to the eyes of the media.
Published - Jun 9, 2018 11:53 am | Updated - Jun 9, 2018 11:53 am
Former Indian cricketer Hrishikesh Kanitkar has become the latest addition to the list of players who have seen their Wikipedia page being compromised. Wikipedia is a free edit popular information website that aims at being an open source edit column for people. However, it also strives to give the accurate information with perfectly cited references on most occasions.
Despite this, there have been instances in the past when the Wikipedia pages of the cricketerds have been compromised. In the recent case, the Wikipedia page of Hrishikesh Kanitkar sees his middle name as a Hindi slang, “lo*u”. Furthermore, the information on the page shows the name of former New Zealand netball player Bernice Mene as the wife of Hrishikesh Kanitkar. It is worth noting that Bernice Mene is married to former New Zealand cricketer Dion Nash.
Not the first instance
Interestingly, this is the third popular instance when such compromised information has come to the eyes of the media. Earlier, English speedster Jade Dernbach had seen his account being compromised. In his case, the bio on the right hand side of the column read his nickname as ‘the worst player of all time’. Certainly, it was a case of hate messages sent to Dernbach.
Earlier, another Indian cricketer was at the receiving end. It was none other than Ravindra Jadeja. The veteran Indian all-rounder is a popular name on the social media. While the trolls and memes have always fancied the name of Jadeja, the Wikipedia edit went a little overboard. The description on the page looked outright hilarious in many ways.
Jadeja’s page read, “… a philanthropist, a Nobel Prize winner, a double Laureus Sportman [sic] of the Year, and the nearest human to being God. Other than that he is an Indian cricketer.”
Coming back to Hrishikesh Kanitkar, the former Indian cricketer had a very long career in the First Class cricket. He played 2 Test matches and 34 ODIs for the Indian team during the phase from 1997 to 2000.