Trigger Warning: This story contains abusive language

Mohammad Shami, who is the only Muslim player in India’s playing XI has been on the receiving end of abuse on social media after India lost to Pakistan yesterday. The Indian player is being subjected to abuse on the basis of his religion, with people accusing him of being a traitor.

The match finished in the 18th over, which was bowled by Shami. He gave 43 runs in 3.5 overs.


Have a look at some of the abusive comments:

Former Indian pacer Irfan Pathan came to Shami’s defence.

“Even I was part of IndvsPak battles on the field where we have lost but never been told to go to Pakistan! I’m talking about of few years back. THIS CRAP NEEDS TO STOP,” he wrote in a tweet.

Some other Indian cricketers, politicians and journalists tweeted in support of Shami: