Indian wicketkeeper batsman Robin Uthappa has came in defence of Women cricket team’s skipper Mithali Raj, who became a target of online trollers for her dress.
Uthappa, took to Twitter and slammed the “silly minds”, but lamented that some of his fellow Indians are still “stuck in the same rut” of moral policing others.
— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) September 7, 2017
Mithali became a target of Twitteratis after she shared a throwback picture of her with friends, wherein she can be seen wearing a spaghetti top.
— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) September 6, 2017
Just to give a glimpse of the narrow-minded, sexism on offer prior to Uthappa’s comment:
To much hot , not good
— Venkatesh (@Venkate37652181) September 7, 2017
Not Gud.Not expected these kind of pictures.Sorryyy
— Mahesh_TFI King 🔔 (@chanduk2010) September 6, 2017
तुम इस पीक मैं बिलकुल भी अछी नहि लग rhi हो क्यूँकि तुम एक भारतीय लेडीज़ हो अछे परिवार की लड़की हो
— inderpal (@inderpalbeniwal) September 6, 2017
Well, this isn’t the first time Mithali has been at the receiving end of sexist comments on Twitter.
In August, she was trolled for posting a picture at a function where she had sweaty armpits. However, she then shut down the moral police by tweeting, “I’m where I’m because I sweated it out on d [the] field! I see no reason 2 [to] b [be] ashamed f [of] it, when I’m on d [the] ground inaugerating [inaugurating] a cricket academy.”
I m where I m because I sweated it out on d field! I see no reason 2 b ashamed f it, when I'm on d ground inaugerating a cricket academy. https://t.co/lC5BOMf7o2
— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) August 20, 2017