Indian Women's cricketer, Mithali Raj on Thursday was trolled for the timing of her Independence Day post on Twitter.
Mithali, who is currently leading the India Blue side in the ongoing Women’s T20 Challenger Trophy 2018, had tweeted Independence Day wishes on her Twitter handle on Thursday.
Wishing India, freedom from hunger, poverty, discrimination, sexism, abuse & greed. We have had 72 years to build ourselves in the manner we want to be defined. Are we close? Lives were lost so we could breathe free. Let's honour those sacrifices. Jai Hind.
— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) August 15, 2018
A Twitter user was quick to find fault with the post. The troll criticised Mithali Raj for posting a day late and asked her to be responsible as a public figure. The troll wrote: “Independence day over mam. As a celebrity, this is not good.”
Independence day over https://t.co/8l4daWaafd a celebrity this is not good.
— Manoj (@maverick_manoj) August 15, 2018
The cricketing star, however, did not get fazed by the repulsive comment and responded in a witty yet calm fashion. Mithali wrote: “I'm honoured that you think I'm a celebrity. I'm merely an athlete on national duty since 1999. We have the challenger's trophy going on and I don't have the phone with me on the field or off it on Match days. Hope that's a good enough reason for the delay? Happy Independence Day.”
I'm honored that you think I'm a celebrity. I'm merely an athlete on national duty since 1999. We have the challengers trophy going on and I don't have the phone with me on the field or off it on Match days. Hope that's a good enough reason for the delay? Happy Independence Day. https://t.co/nCJkkXEOyV
— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) August 16, 2018
Twitteratis were amused by Mithali’s elegant response and tweeted in support of the right-hander:
Ignore such trolls. Your dignified response is much appreciated.
— Sudhir Bharadhwaj (@sudhirbharadwaj) August 16, 2018
You should not even bother to acknowledge these kind of tweets, these people have nothing else to do in their life so they are tweeting, you on the other hand representing india in an international game..don’t have to justify your patriotism to anyone.
— shalini prakash (@shalu26prakash) August 16, 2018
What an Answer dil jeet liya #morepowertoyou
— Swarali Naik (@NaikSwarali) August 16, 2018
Mam, you just a hit a sixer with grace I'm sure you understand what I mean here.
— Chittaranjan (@ChittaPattnaik) August 16, 2018
Well he even didn't know that you were playing..! forget it, it is about good intent - which you had it and is clearly depicted.. You are face of nation..
They say - Raja Chale Bazaar, Kuttey Bhonke Hazar..!
— Jagdish M Chichria (@jags_mcp) August 16, 2018
Just watched #Sanju and last scene "Kuch Toh Log Kahenge, Logon Ka Kaam Hai Kehna" Happy Independence Day. Jai Hind
— रूपेश राज चाबा (@ChabaRupesh) August 16, 2018
The Mithali Raj-led India Blue Team lost both their opening matches to India Women Green and India Women Red in the Women’s T20 Challenger tournament in Bengaluru. India Women Blue take on India Women Red on Friday.