Mohammed Shami’s post sends Twitter into meltdown
Shami hasn't quite had a fruitful relationship with most people on social media as he has erred them a bit too often for no mistake of his own.
Published - Jan 2, 2018 6:33 pm | Updated - Jan 2, 2018 6:33 pm
Mohammed Shami, the Indian pacer has had a contrasting year in international cricket. While he can be proud of his performances in the Test format, he has lost his spot in the ODI setup. Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have become the lead bowlers for India in the limited-overs format. Similarly, Shami has had contrasting experiences on social media too.
In 2017, he was criticised for posting a picture of his wife in sleeveless clothes. Comments like ‘wear hijab’ and ‘follow Muslim rituals’ surfaced online and he did not have a good time. There were people who supported him while there were others who did not support the post. Shami lashes out against those who opposed the post and asked people to mind their own business.
Just hours into 2018 and the pacer finds himself in a similar situation. He took to Twitter to wish his followers on the occasion of New Year. The 26-year old posted a picture of Shivling (religious mass worshipped as Lord Shiva by the Hindus) decorated with flowers with the following caption:
“As the new year renews all the happiness and good tidings, hope the joyful spirit keeps glowing in your heart forever! Happy New Year 2018 to you and family.”
As the new year renews all the happiness and good tidings, hope the joyful spirit keeps glowing in your heart forever! Happy New Year!"2018 to you and family's @circleofcricket @ICC @BCCI @circleofcricket pic.twitter.com/WhzcM8cqCv
— Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) December 31, 2017
The Indian paceman received more positive comments this time around. People appreciated the ‘Shivling’ post. They were amused by the post and were all praises for the bowler. Religion should not come in the way of fans supporting or criticising players.
India face South Africa in the coming week and Shami is an integral part of the team’s preparations heading into the tour. The green and bouncy wickets should assist the right-arm pacer and he must be at his peak to rattle the Proteas. Shami has become the leader of the Indian pace attack over the years and a lot depends on him to put his team in a commendable position.
Here are some of the comments from religious fanatics who weren’t pleased with his tweet:
Kya hamare nabi mohammad sahab ne kisi ko new year ka mubarak baad diya
— Ajaz Ali (@AjazAli97424968) January 1, 2018
New year ki mubarak baad diya to diya shiv ling ko bhi apna liya lanat he tujh par shami
— Faisal Khan (@FaisalK28862408) January 1, 2018
Sudar ja varna barbad ho jayega Allah tujhe kar dega
— sabdar khan (@sabdark31257939) January 1, 2018
Bhai kya kya karo ge
— Zubair Ahmad (@zubai546404248) January 1, 2018
Kuch tarif k liye b ye sab karna padta hai.
Allah hidayat de bus.
— Md Sharique Ahmad (@MdShariqueAhma3) January 1, 2018
cheap publicity के लिए
— Mahmood Al Quraish (@quraishmahmood) January 1, 2018
More than the critics there were those who supported the cricketer
Happy New Year Shami bhai and good luck for SA tour.
May Lord Shiva gives you more power.??
— Chandresht (@chandresht15) January 2, 2018
This tweet shows your respect towards each religion hatsoff
— word of Sarcasm (@buzzindiyaa) January 2, 2018
Love you https://t.co/Q8EmasfvMz are great person in the world.happy new year 2018 to you and your family.
— rahul sharma (@rahulkumar9953) January 2, 2018
Lalant hai in logo par jo new year ko b mahzab ke naam par dekhte hai . Shammi bhai hny to bro
— addi dutt (@dutt_addi) January 2, 2018
Baat Hindu Muslim ki nahi Hai…hum ek dharmnirpeksh desh k niwasi humara desh ekta ka Pratik Hai aur humein har dharm ki izzat karna sikhata hai….to all the trollers plzz stop this bullshit and grow up….Very happy New year Sir ji.
— Ayush Kanth (@ayush_imayk) January 2, 2018
अगर सभी आपकी तरह सोच रखें तो देश की बेहतरी तय है।
— Shivendra suman (@shivendrasuman) January 2, 2018
ye jativad pe ladne walo ke muh PE tamacha hai, ladna choro pyar krna suru kro…love u shami Bhai jaan
— Ashish Prajapati (@Ashish82874234) January 1, 2018
Happy New Year Bhai AAp Ko Bhi ???
Ama Yar Ye To Jigara Wala Lounda Nikala??
— Atul Yadav (@SmartAtulAk47) January 1, 2018