World Cup 2019: Ravi Shastri faces backlash on Twitter after posing with women

Ravi Shastri and the Indian team, meanwhile, will be eyeing to start their World Cup campaign on a good note.

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Ravi Shastri. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

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The World Cup has not started yet and India head coach Ravi Shastri is facing all kinds of trolls on social media. Time and again, the former India allrounder has become the butt of all jokes on Twitter and other social media platform for his comments or extravagant lifestyle. Shastri, however, knows how to deal with the trolls as he has rarely given importance to them and has focussed solely on his job.

Coming to the latest trolls, the India coach is facing the heat on Twitter after posing with two women for a photo. And as soon as the photo became public, the opportunist Australian journalist Dennis Freedman jumped into action. A self-proclaimed Pakistan cricket team fan, Freedman never wastes a chance to take a dig at India. From calling Virat Kohli sweeper to taking a jibe at India every now and then, Freedman has never backed away from showing his hatred for the Indian team.

In his latest shot at Indian cricket, Freedman posted a cryptic message, writing

“India’s World Cup preparations appear to be going well.”

Surprisingly, this time even the Indian fans agreed with Freedman and trolled Shastri for the simple photograph.

One fan wrote: “Days when john wright, Gary Kristen, Anil Kumble dignified Indian dressing room are gone. Now we have this alcoholic commentator as a coach. “Indian cricket is at wrong hands”- Ganguly was right all along.

Another wrote: “Men will be men.”

India eye solid start

Ravi Shastri and the Indian team, meanwhile, will be eyeing to start their World Cup campaign on a good note. The Men in Blue will open their campaign on Wednesday (June 5) when they take on South Africa in the tournament opener. South Africa, on the other hand, has already played two games and have lost two.

“It is a bit of an advantage, I have to say, in terms of understanding how the games have gone, what the conditions have to offer, what the overcast conditions bring into play when the sun is out. It’s a totally different ball game altogether, what the conditions are at 10.30 in the morning compared to the afternoon. I think from that point of view, we have a lot to absorb,” skipper Virat Kohli has said on the team’s late start to the tournament.