“Hurling Abuse On My…”: India Pacer Hits Back After Trolls Accuse Star Of Criticising Mohammed Siraj
Royal Challengers Bangalore star Mohammed Siraj was quite animated during his team’s IPL 2023 game against Delhi Capitals on Saturday. He got into an altercation with Delhi Capitals’ wicketkeeper-batter Phil Salt during the team’s chase. Salt hit Siraj for three boundaries on the trot, with two of them going all the distance. In retaliation, Siraj bowled a short-pitched delivery to Salt, who threw his bat at it, only for the umpire to call it a wide.
Siraj wasn’t happy with the decision as he approached Salt and gave the England star a mouthful. DC captain David Warner intervened, but Siraj also gave him the same treatment. The pacer was also seen making some gestures, asking Salt to keep quiet.
During the course of the match, Indian women’s team star pacer Shikha Pandey tweeted: “Swearing won’t help anyone win any games! #JustSaying”
Pandey, who was part of India’s squad at the 2023 T20 World Cup and also played in the inaugural Women’s Premier League for Delhi Capitals, did not name any cricketer. But some social media users perceived the statement as an attack on Siraj.
Now Pandey in a separate tweet has said that she is in awe of Siraj and then sternly responded to all the trolls.
“I’ve always been in awe of Mohammed Siraj’s bowling. What he has achieved in his career thus far is incredible, inspiring & incomparable. So folks trying really hard to make it appear as if I implied something else please take your conversations elsewhere,” she wrote.
Also, if you think hurling abuse on my TL or some one else’s helps you get your point across pls continue to do so. I can speak for myself, it does NOT.
“P.S. I’m heading to the kitchen to wash the dishes, with papa lending me a hand in preparing dinner.”