On May 21, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) made a disappointing exit from the IPL after a six-wicket defeat against Gujarat Titans (GT), Despite an excellent century by Virat KohliRCB GT falls short as opener, Shubman Gill, displayed his talent and scored an unbeaten 104 runs. Gill’s remarkable inning left RCB fans heartbroken but unfortunately, some people crossed the limits on social media by posting derogatory comments against Shubman and his sister, Shahneel Gill,
An active presence on social media and a supportive sister, Shahneel had commented on an Instagram post in which Shubman celebrated his second IPL century, expressing her happiness with the words, “My Baby.” However, this seemingly innocent act soon became a catalyst for online hate. Upset RCB fans even went to the extent of circulating Shahneel’s Instagram account among various groups, increasing the level of hatred and verbal abuse.
Trolls target former Indian cricketers Shubman and Shahneel Pragyan Ojha Took to Twitter and condemned the actions of the RCB fans.
“Trolls targeting someone’s family because of their team’s defeat is reprehensible and completely unacceptable. This type of behavior should never be condoned. Respect and empathy must prevail, regardless of the outcome of the game. Ojha captioned his post.
Trolls targeting someone’s family because of their team’s defeat is reprehensible and completely unacceptable. This type of behavior should never be condoned. Respect and empathy must prevail regardless of the outcome of the game.
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) May 23, 2023
Social media users are abusing Shahneel Gill for facing police action
In the latest development, Shubman and Shahneel have found a supporter in the Delhi Commissioner for Women (DCW) chief. swati maliwal,
Maliwal has promised appropriate action against those who abuse Shahneel online.
“It is extremely shameful to see trollers abusing #ShubhmanGill’s sister because the team they follow loses a match. Earlier we had initiated action against people abusing #ViratKohli’s daughter. DCW will take action against all those who have abused Gill’s sister as well. It won’t be tolerated.’ tweeted the DCW chief.
It is very shameful to see trollers abusing #shubhmangilK’s sister just because the team they follow lost a match. Earlier we started action against abusers #Virat Kohli Daughter. DCW will take action against all those who have abused Gill’s sister as well. This… pic.twitter.com/eteGtGgPVm
– Swati Maliwal (@SwatiJaiHind) May 22, 2023