Cricket is an entertaining sport and it should not be taken personally. On the dark side, clueless people are taking the game very seriously as they are going beyond limits to abuse the cricketers and their families. Fans are like these are toxic to the gentleman’s game. Fans should understand that cricketers can’t perform all the time as they are not superhumans.
The ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League is taking place at the United Arab Emirates. The cash-rich tournament is being played across three venues of the UAE – Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah respectively. The current season of the IPL saw several fans taking on cricketers on social media in the form of verbal abuses, death threats and rape threats.
Security strengthened at MS Dhoni’s farmhouse
CSK’s campaign was far from being impressive in the ongoing season of the IPL. They played 7 games so far and won just two games, losing 5 games in their campaign, in what is the worst season for CSK since the inception of IPL. After Chennai Super Kings surrendered at the hands of Kolkata Knight Riders, several fans hurled abuses at MS Dhoni for not being up to the mark.
Meanwhile, some of the fans crossed their limits and gave rape threats to MS Dhoni’s beloved daughter Ziva. Ziva is 5 years old and she is popular on social media. MS Dhoni was on the receiving end of abuses for playing slowest knocks in this season. In the wake of MS Dhoni’s poor performance, fans were neither happy with Dhoni’s captaincy nor with his performance.
In the meantime, Police announced that they have increased the security outside MS Dhoni’s farmhouse in Ranchi. The cyber cell is working on to track the ones who made such a bad comment. “Frequency of patrolling near Dhoni’s farmhouse has been increased. We are keeping a close watch on the movement of suspicious elements near the house. In addition to that, a squad has also been kept reserve at a certain distance from his farmhouse to deal with any exigency.
“A number of static force, which already was deployed in and around his farmhouse, has also been increased,” Rural SP Naushad Alam said as per New Indian Express. The Vice-President of Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) identified as Ajay Nath Shahdeo said that cricket should only be seen as entertainment. “Cricket should only be seen as a medium of entertainment, but people are going beyond it, keeping others modesty on stake. This is really unfortunate,” he said.