MUMBAI: Indian cricketer Mohammed Shami posted pictures of with his family on Facebook, but little did he know the snaps would galvanize social media trollers into action.
In the pictures, Shami is seen posing with his daughter and wife, who is wearing a wine red sleeveless gown.
Minutes after the picture was posted, people (mostly the Indians) started demeaning him saying that he should know that he is a Muslim and that this kind of dressing is inappropriate.
Some even asked the fast bowler to make her wife wear a veil and questioned him about the basics of ‘religious ethics’. People asked him if he doesn’t feel ashamed of the fact that his wife is wearing a deep necked outfit and that he doesn’t know how a woman should present herself.
Noticing the ‘unjust’ criticism on the cricketer, some other notable figures of the Indian film industry also jumped in to rescue Shami from troller.
Farhan Akhtar, Javed Akhtar and cricketer Mohammad Kaif decided to show their support towards Shami. They took to their Twitter handles and tweeted:
The dress that Mrs Shami is wearing is extremely elegant and dignified . Any one who has any problem with it is sick in his mind .
— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) December 26, 2016
Dear Mrs Shami,
We have never met but I must say that you look splendid in your gown.
Regards to your proud husband.
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) December 26, 2016
The comments are really really Shameful.
Support Mohammed Shami fully.
There are much bigger issues in this country. Hope sense prevails. pic.twitter.com/dRJO5WfOgU
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) December 25, 2016
— Agyani Pandit (@gyanipandit) December 27, 2016
Few days ago some fools raised issue of Maharashtra CM’s wife’s dress. Useless people
— MaxRavindra (@RavindraAmbekar) December 26, 2016
This is for those who live in 21st century but with the thoughts of 19th century #Shami
— ARCHANA SINGH (@rchana_singh) December 26, 2016
Let her wear what she wants. But ppl saying burkha wearing women are oppressed is a bit thick. Let women decide for themselves.#Shami
— asma (@Khanum00) December 26, 2016
— azhar khan (@Azharkh4) December 27, 2016