New Delhi, Oct 25: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday extended support to Mohammad Shami, who was subjected to a fierce online attack following the Indian cricket team's first ever loss to Pakistan in World Cup history, and urged him to forgive those trolling him as they "are filled with hate because nobody gives them any love".
India lost their T20 World Cup opener by 10 wickets on Sunday with Shami emerging the most expensive bowler on the night, leaking 43 runs in 3.5 overs.
"Mohammad #Shami we are all with you. These people are filled with hate because nobody gives them any love. Forgive them," Gandhi said in a tweet.
Several other politicians also rallied behind the cricketer with former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah and Lok Sabha MP Asaduddin Owaisi condemning the targeting of Shami's religious identity by social media trolls.
Former and current India players, including Virender Sehwag and Harbhajan Singh, also extended their support to Shami.
Shami has been one of India's best fast bowlers in recent times and has performed well over the last five years.
The trolls on social media linked his ordinary performance on Sunday night to his religion which did not go down well with fellow netizens with several of them offering support to the 31-year-old.
Mohammad #Shami we are all with you.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) October 25, 2021
These people are filled with hate because nobody gives them any love. Forgive them.
#MohammedShami was one of 11 players who lost last night, he wasn’t the only player on the field. Team India your BLM knee taking counts for nothing if you can’t stand up for your team mate who is being horribly abused & trolled on social media.— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) October 25, 2021
हार-जीत होती रहती है, लेकिन कल के मैच को लेकर जिस तरह से @MdShami11 को निशाना बनाया जा रहा है, वह मुसलमानों के प्रति नफ़रत और कट्टरता को दर्शाता है। क्या @BJP4India सरकार इसकी निंदा करेगी? #Shami pic.twitter.com/E62Z7CnSDx— Asaduddin Owaisi (@asadowaisi) October 25, 2021
The online attack on Mohammad Shami is shocking and we stand by him. He is a champion and Anyone who wears the India cap has India in their hearts far more than any online mob. With you Shami. Agle match mein dikado jalwa.— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 25, 2021
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Kota (Rajasthan)(PTI): Upset over regular fights with her husband, a 40-year-old woman allegedly jumped into a well with her five minor daughters, all of whom died, when the man had gone to attend the condolence meeting of a relative, police said Sunday.
They said the villagers spotted the six bodies Sunday morning and informed the police who rushed the bodies to a local hospital.
The deceased woman has been identified as Badamdevi, a mother of seven and the wife of Shivlal Banjara, a resident of Banjaron Ka Dera at Kaliyahedi village under Chechat police station.
The five minor deceased girls are Savitri (14), Ankali (8), Kajal (6), Gunjan (4) and one-year-old Archana. Police said the two other daughters -- Gayatri (15) and Punam (7) -- escaped the ill-fate as they remained asleep.
Chechat Circle Officer DSP Praveen Nayak said prima facie the routine fights between the woman and her husband was the reason behind the woman taking the extreme step.
Shivlal worked as a blanket and cloth vendor.
The CO said the man was not present at his home when the incident occurred on the intervening night of Saturday on Sunday as he had gone to attend the condolence meeting at his relative's home in another village.
Chechat police station SHO Rajendra Meena said the well is just 100 meters from the house of the woman.
Shivlal returned to home Sunday morning after being informed of the incident but he did not tell the police why his wife took the extreme step, the SHO said.
A case under section 174 of CrPC would be lodged in the matter to investigate carried out, he said.
The postmortem of the six bodies is underway, he said.