The Indian Muslim cricketer Mohammad Shami has been subjected to online abuse and dubbed a traitor following Pakistan’s humiliating victory over India by 10 wickets. Several reports of violence against Muslims in India were also made following Pakistan’s emphatic win on Sunday. Cricket clashes between India and Pakistan frequently heighten tensions between the neighbors. Both countries have fought three wars since their independence in 1947.
Muhammad Shami was the main target after the defeat, even though acknowledged that his side had been “outplayed”.
Hundreds of messages were left on Shami’s Instagram account saying he was a “traitor”. In addition, Indian fans said he should be dropped from the Indian team.
Source: First Post