Cricket is no less than a religion in our country. Indian cricketers are often referred as demigods by fans. However, the society has never been equal with both men and women cricketers. We hardly knew anything about women cricketers and, frankly speaking, they never got the attention no matter how well they played.
Fortunately, the time has come when people are respecting and praising Indian women cricketers as much as they love men cricketers. The women’s cricket team is finally getting the attention they always deserved. With the rise in commercials, we often see sports-persons endorsing different brands and making crores. But many people think that this opportunity shifts the minds of the players from their game. One of these people is columnist Shobhaa De.
Shobhaa De has always been vocal about her opinions no matter how many times she has been trolled because of her views. Raising her opinion again, Shobhaa De tweeted to appreciate the rising popularity of the Indian women cricketers. The writer thinks all this commercialization will ruin Indian women’s team’s future. In her tweet, Shobhaa De took a dig at Indian cricketers for all the money they make by endorsing brands and how they are gathering fame because of commercialization.
The 69-year-old made an unnecessary attempt to insult the men in blue who have done immense hard work to reach where they are today.
Here’s what Shobha De tweeted:
Oh Lord! Please protect our amazing women cricketers from crass commercialization and greed that has ruined most of our Boys in Blue.
— Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) August 1, 2017
Soon Shobha De’s tweet went viral and Tweeple thrashed the writer with harsh questions. People raised the question that why can’t the women cricketers take advantage of their success. Many even pointed out that women can be praised without insulting men and Shobhaa De should have done that instead of speaking ill about the Indian cricketers.
Check out some of the reactions that Shobhaa’s controversial tweet got:
Why should the women not benefit from their stardom?
— Tushar (@TusharG) August 1, 2017
This woman is simply jelous and acting like wellwisher for women cricketers..
— Rakesh Prabhu (@rakeshprabhu10) August 2, 2017
Never was a writer of substance, just sleazy commercial crap. Dunno who read it. Maybe her friends
— nandita khaire (@nanditakhaire) August 2, 2017
Thats below the belt madam. You can be appreciative of women without pulling the men down
— Tanzeem Mohammed (@Tanzeem13) August 1, 2017
Our mens team is ranked higher than womwns team. We’ve won every trophy since last Nov except CT. Only thing which is ruined is her career
— S (@UtdSoham) August 2, 2017
This is not the first time Shobhaa De has been thrashed. Her stinging comments and tweets have created a chaos on Twitter in the past as well. Why don’t people learn from their past mistakes?