Safe to say, cricket is not just a sport in a country like India and the Indian T20 League has only gone on to add to that sentiment. With millions of fanatics supporting a particular franchise, it is not a regular occurrence that every team has been able to wrap their hands around the silverware. As some derive, the unluckiest team in the Indian T20 League is Royal Challengers Bangalore, who hasn’t been able to win the championship once since its inception in 2008.
However, after their heart-wrenching exit from the playoffs via the hands of two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders, cricket fans were quick to blister their frustration and anger after another unsuccessful season. However, this time several players from KKR came in to support their companions amid the hate-mongering they received on social media. With 38-years-old Dan Christian, Glenn Maxwell being at the heart of the disgraceful hate, it seemed right for the opposition to unite.
People do not realise the gravity of what they say in memes: Dinesh Karthik
Kolkata Knight Riders released a short clip, wherein wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik took a stand for RCB players. “This is where I feel sometimes, India needs to be a kinder place. People do not realise what they say in memes and videos. It is part of the moment, instinctively what they feel, they put it out there. Not realizing what the person reading it will go through.”
Watch the video here:
Say NO to hate-mongering.
Cricketers are subjected to online-abuse way too often. It's high time we take a strong stand against it.
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) October 12, 2021
After RCB’s exit from the playoffs, Kolkata Knight Riders are all set to compete against the Delhi Capitals in the second eliminator on October 13 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The winner of which will play against Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings on October 15.